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Hanney History Group

2017-18 Programme


We offer a wide range of talks and visits for anyone interested in the past of Oxfordshire and the Vale of the White Horse. We meet at 8:00pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month from September to April in the Old Hanney Room of the Hanney War Memorial Hall. New members and visitors are always very welcome. A summary of the varied programme for Autumn 2017 to Spring 2018 is provided below.

  • September 26th:
    From Wells to Water Meters Oxfordshire's water supplies: From 1600 to today.

    Speaker: Jill Hind

  • October 24th:
    Living with the White Horse: Ridgeway hillfort excavations.

    Speaker: Gary Lock

  • November 28th:
    Putting Hanney on the Map: from Gough to Google.

    Speaker: John Leighfield

  • January 23rd:
    Oxford in the Civil War: A view from people in the Royalist capital

    Speaker: Stephen Barker

  • February 27th:
    A History of Garford: Why is Hanney's closest neighbour so different?

    Speaker: Mike Greig

  • March 27th:
    Lost Villages of Oxfordshire: What causes thriving communities to disappear?

    Speaker: Deborah Hayter

  • April 24th:
    Harwell's Nuclear Research Site: From Europe's first reactor to its largest science park.

    Speaker: Nick Hance

  • May - Augustth:
    Three to four 2018 Summer visits being planned.

Membership costs £12.00 (7 evenings). The cost for visitors per talk is £3.00. Summer visits are charged at group cost price.

Contact Us
For further details on any of the above items please contact Bill Orson on 01235 868859 or via email.

John Holmes - Hanney's first aerial visitor - October 1916

John Holmes - Hanney's first aerial visitor - October 1916

Local Links

Useful links to other web sites in and around The Hanneys.


Public transport

Stagecoach, Thames Travel and RH Buses operate a regular services to and from East Hanney, destinations include; Abingdon, Chilton, Marcham, Wantage, Grove, Cumnor, Oxford, Didcot and Milton Park.



Parish councils for Easn & West Hanney and links to regional government


Local area

A local map detailing the streets and house names in the two villages.

Local map

Telling Tales

Telling Tales is a book by Angela Cousins about the recollections of the villagers of East and West Hanney.