Memories of the Vale: a lost way of life before the railways came to the countryside

Radley Church Church Road, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Speaker: Julie Ann Godson Julie draws on two 19th century books she has edited to describe the lost ways of country life in the Vale of the White Horse before the Great Western Railway thundered into this quiet corner of England. One book is by a curate from Stanford-in-Vale, the other by Thomas Hughes, author […]

The History of our Footpaths

Radley Church Church Road, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Speaker: Bob Evans Almost all of us walk or have used footpaths. Their current state and status reflects their usage in the past and the changing values we have set upon them. Bob examines the when, how and why of our rights of way, with special reference to the Abingdon area. Bob lives in Sunningwell […]

2024 Annual General Meeting

Radley Church Church Road, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

The 26th Annual General Meeting of Radley History Club This will be followed by a talk from the Club's Oral History Group about its recent project 'Radley during Covid'. Details of the talk

Oral History Group presentation on ‘Radley during Covid’

Radley Church Church Road, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Early in 2022 the Group started recording a series of interviews to capture memories about the effect of the Covid pandemic on people in Radley as a record for future generations. This talk presents the common themes uncovered and the insights gained from these recordings. Non-members welcome – a donation of £3.00 towards the meeting […]