History Group

The group, formed in 1984, researches, collects, studies and shares through publications and exhibitions, all aspects of the local and family history of the parish and local area of Long Wittenham.  Members usually meet on the third Monday of each month for talks, research meetings or social gatherings.  The Annual meeting, held in September, is open to everyone living in the village or with an interest in its history and heritage.

The group has a good collection of photographs and has transcribed most of the available parish registers.  It has published a booklet ‘The Parish of Long Wittenham 1800-1920″ (currently out of  print) and a series of journals, ‘The Chronicle”, with articles on the shops, church, local characters, farming, buildings , the school and village organisations. These booklets have been digitised and can be downloaded here.

For more information about the group, please contact the secretary, Janet Haylett on 407382 or email familyhaylett@yahoo.com