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Projects

   
 

Most recent project
The Club’s latest project was an in-depth study of the Church of St James the Great, Radley – the buildings, churchyards and the key people and their roles over the centuries. The project culminated in an exhibition in the church on 1-2 October 2016 and a book, St James the |great, Radley: The Story of a Village Church, which details its findings.

The research complements the Club's earlier study of Radley Vicarage in 2004 with Oxfordshire Buildings Record and extended the brief history of the Church given in the now out-of-print Radley Church and Parish first published in 2007. Details of the Church's stained glass windows are given in Faith and Heraldry by Patrick Drysdale published in 2011.

The 'Tale to Tell' interviews continue.

 

Past projects

Selection of CDs and DVDs produced by Radley History Club
  • Radley and the Railway since its beginnings in the 1840s and the now defunct branch line to Abingdon (The Bunk) – the climax of the project was an exhibition in Radley Village Hall on 2/3 November 2013 and the publication of a book, Radley People & the Railway 1843-2013
  • Roads in Radley – a short project to produce an illustrated book, Roads in and around Radley, outlining the origins of the names of the roads in Radley
  • The History of Radley – production of an authoritative guide to the history of the village from ancient times to the 20th century
  • Millennium Map – the first major project undertaken by Radley History Club involved the production of an annotated full colour map (27 x 19 inches) highlighting the historical aspects of the parish to be seen in 2000. The map is also available as a postcard.

Oral history

 
  • Radley Remembered – a series of interviews with people with memories of Radley up to and including the 1953 Coronation.
  • A Tale to Tell – interviews with people who live in Radley with interesting tales to tell about their lives.
  • Recordings have also been made as part of the 'Radley Primary School' and the 'Farming and Rural Life in Radley' projects.
CD of interview with David Buckle of Radley about his life in the marines

DVDs

 

One of the items of equipment purchased using the grant from Awards for All was a camcorder. This has enabled Club members to record on film a number of Club and village events for posterity.

CDs and DVDs produced by Radley History Club cost £5 each and are available from the Club archivist, Stanley Baker.

DVD of Club visit to Wick Hall, Radley,  on 16th July 2007
A grant from Awards for All has greatly facilitated project work by Radley History Club. Awards for All

 

 

 

 

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