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

Our History Society Projects

Recently we have been involved with researching details of of the men and women who were involved in the First World War who were born here or had links with our three villages of Longworth, Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor or Hinton Waldrist.

Those we have already completed are on a sub site of this website shown on the menu above or on this link as Villages-at-War.

If you know anything about the men and women from Kingston Bagpuize, Longworth and Hinton who went to fight in World War One or Two, those who died and those who survived - please let us know. We are always on the look-out for more information about Kingston Bagpuize, Longworth, Hinton Waldrist and district. If you have old photos, know of historical facts, old newspaper snippets, letters, birth, marriage and death certificates please contact us. We would love to have copies of these to add our archives and to the historical knowledge of these villages and area.

The range of activities have included

  • archaeology
  • compiling field names
  • collecting and taking photographs
  • hedge dating
  • war-time control towers survey
  • recording of monumental inscriptions of the local graveyards
  • transcribing parish registers of the area
  • oral memories of over 200 local villagers
  • collection of a library
  • collecting newspaper cuttings
  • obtaining and transcribing wills
  • collection of family trees of well established area surnames
  • world war 1 and 2 memories and items
  • researching local school history and records
  • encouraging and publishing local stories

Likely future projects

  • field walking
  • obtaining and transcribing deeds.
  • indexing of census and trade directories.
  • photographic collection of mills, barns, post offices, post boxes, mile & boundary stones, fire insurance wall plaques etc., in our villages.
  • house histories.

Church Green, Kingston

Looking via Church Green towards Kingston House Gates on the Abingdon road.

The Church green is surrounded by the church, the Gates, Gatehouse lodge and the Old School.