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

In memoriam: read about the contribution of David Buckle MBE to public life and the contribution of Robert Sephton to local history – both long-standing and loyal members of Radley History Club


New book – published October 2016
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

The Club meets once a month (apart from August) with either a speaker, tour or another activity. Meetings with a speaker are held in the hall at Radley Church of England Primary School, Church Road, Radley, on the second Monday of each month. Doors open at 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start.

Details of the programme for 2016-2017

Next meeting
Monday 8 May at 7.30 pm in Radley Primary School Hall, OX14 3QF
Mark DaviesDaniel Harris: Oxford Castle goaler extraordinaire
All are welcome, with an entrance fee of £2.50 for non members.

Before the meeting at 7pm there will a piece of cake and a glass of bubbly for everyone to celebrate the Club's 20th anniversary  

Front cover of St James the Great, Radley: The Story of a Village Church

Timeline of Radley Church

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's aims are to:

  • study the history of Radley and the surrounding area
  • pursue any historical activity that the members may desire from time to time.

The Club has an ever expanding collection of archives – photographs, maps, documents, pamphlets and wills. It is also building up a library of oral history – audio recordings of interviews with older residents telling their memories.

Radley History Club publications include The History of Radley and The History of Radley CE Primary School. As a Millennium project, the Club produced an illustrated map highlighting Radley's historic buildings and features (see right). Projects

Other books by Radley History Club

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


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