CROPREDY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Our Society is based on the work of former resident Pam Keegan who spent over 15 years researching the history of all things Cropredy. Pam collected a vast amount of information about current and former families and properties in the village. Much of her spare time was spent visiting record offices, reference libraries, and many other sources to gather information. She particularly enjoyed meeting Cropredy people in their own homes - often arriving with a pad of paper and a tape measure in her hand!
In 1977 Pam founded Cropredy Historical Society which has continued to flourish and now has about fifty members. More recently Pam's records have been scanned to CD and indexed by a small group of volunteers - this has resulted in a database of over 25,000 pages which we now refer to as 'Cropredy Archives'.
The Society holds regular meetings with visiting speakers; and in the summer we arrange outdoor visits to places of interest. Membership costs just £10 a year and gives free access to all indoor meetings. Non-members are very welcome to join us for individual talks at a charge of £3 per indoor meeting.
See our 2020 Programme for details of events
Whilst we plan to continue holding regular meetings on a wide variety of subjects we are still very aware of our local roots. Our members particularly enjoy learning about countryside topics and local events, activities and traditions.
Suggestions for future topics, speakers and visits in and around north Oxfordshire are therefore always appreciated.
The 'Cropredy Archives' will remain a valuable source of reference for our members and we hope to continue adding fresh information and photos to our collection.
Cropredy Historical Society is an informal and friendly group
and welcomes new members and visitors to our meetings
- Cropredy Parish Council