Radley History Club

Radley History Club is based in the village of Radley just north of Abingdon on the River Thames in Oxfordshire. Latest news

The Club generally meets on the second Monday of each month (apart from August) with either a speaker, tour or another activity.
Details of the programme for 2019-2020

After meeting for 18 years at Radley Primary School, the Club has moved to a new venue – the Church of St James the Great– for its speaker meetings. The Church offers a high quality sound system (including an induction loop), level access and more comfortable seating. Like the school, the parish church is on Church Road in Radley (OX14 3QF) and the two share a car park (see map).

Next meeting
Monday 9th March at 7.30pm at Radley Church
Nick Millea – 'Historic Towns Atlas of Oxford'

Doors open at 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start.
All welcome entrance fee of £2.50 for non-members  

New members and guests are always welcome. The annual subscription is £12 (£6 after 1 March). The guest fee is £2.50 (guest fees are refundable if you subsequently become a member during the Club year). How to join

The Club has an ever expanding collection of archives – photographs, maps, documents, books, audiovisual and transcriptions of wills. The archives include a library of oral history – audio recordings of interviews with older residents telling their memories. The archive catalogue is presented in subject categories (e.g. church, school, people, places, farms and land).

Copies of the Club's books are available to buy online or from Radley Village Shop. Titles include:

As a Millennium project, the Club produced an illustrated map highlighting Radley's historic buildings and features. Projects


Front cover of book 'Radley Manor and Village: a thousand year story' by Radley History Club

New book – published November 2019

Buy a copy

Radley postcards – available from Radley Village Shop

  • Buildings around Radley (Memorial Arch at Radley College, Radley Vicarage, Lower Farm House, Spinney's Cottage)
  • Thrupp Lake, Radley
  • School pond, Radley
  • St James the Great, Radley
  • a reproduction of the Millennium Map

Exhibition reports

St James the Great, Radley: The Story of a Village Church – October 2016

Radley People & the Railway Exhibition - November 2013

Radley Farming & Families Exhibition - July 2011

History of Radley School Exhibition - July 2008

Tenth Anniversary Exhibition - May 2007

  Series of psotcards of Radley by Radley History Club
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