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 is moving 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). The first meeting in Radley Church is on Monday 9th October at 7.30pm.

Next meeting
Monday 14th October at 7.30pm at Radley Church (note new venue)
Liz Woolley – ‘Olive Gibbs, Oxford Politician and Peace Campaigner
Details

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 according to 17 different subject categories (e.g. church, school, people, farms and land).

Club celebrates its 20th birthday – May 2017

Club members Polly Mountain and Nicholas Lawrence in costume at the event in Radley on 15 June 2019 to mark the 175th anniversary of the Didcot to Oxford railway line

Club members Polly Mountain and Nicholas Lawrence in costume at the event in Radley on 15 June 2019 to mark the 175th anniversary of the Didcot to Oxford railway line
Details and more photos from the event

St James the Great, Radley: The Story of a Village Church
Researched and recorded by various members of Radley History Club, the book tells us about the building itself, the church history which influenced it, and the people who were involved in it, right up to the present day. More details

Buy online or order a copy

Report of the exhibition in the church to launch the book

Radley History Club's other books include:

How to buy Radley History Club books – either online or by email/post

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

In memoriam: in the first four months of 2017, Radley History Club sadly lost three long-standing and loyal members. Read about the contribution of David Buckle MBE to public life, the contribution of Robert Sephton to local history, and an appreciation of the work of Stanley Baker, who was the Club's archivist for many years.

 

Millennium map of Radley

Map © Radley History Club

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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