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Longworth & District History Society
actively exploring the history of our parishes

Programme of Events for 2019

Visitors: Find a map of meeting hall here


NB Tickets are usually required for all outings as numbers are strictly limited. If you reserve a ticket but find you cannot attend, please inform Pam so this can be offered to others. Queries: Pam: 01865-820500. All talks take place in Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor Village Hall, on the third Thursday of the month, unless otherwise mentioned. Timed for 7.15 for 7.30 start.


Members please Note. Our Society is a member of OLAH (Oxfordshire Local History Association). Because of this OLAH membership, you our members, are automatically members of Oxfordshire Local History Association, and their e-bulletin is for everyone. The latest e-bulletin is here.


  • Wednesday 17 July, 11am
  • Visit to Bus Museum at Long Hanborough. Tickets £5
  • 200 years of Oxfordshire's road transport is displayed, from our 1821 replica 'hobby horse', an early bicycle, through to our newly-restored 1881 horse-drawn tram to twentieth century buses and a collection of Morris Motors built during Lord Nuffield's era.
  • August No meeting or visit.
  • Thursday 19 September, 11am
  • Visit to Cogges Manor Farm in Witney. Tickets £5.50
  • Thursday 17 October Tim Healey: “The Green Man”
  • In 2007 Tim wrote a series of articles for the Oxford Times colour magazine, Oxfordshire Limited Edition, on the subject of the Green Man in the county. The Green Man remains an abiding interest.
  • Thursday 21 November Bill King “Poppy: symbol of remembrance”
  • Thursday 5 December Christmas Feast with entertainment tba

If you would like more information or have any questions, please do get in touch.


Ideas for talks and visits

We are always looking for interesting speakers, subjects and possible visits. If you know of an interesting historical subject, or a place of interest you would like to suggest, please let us know.