The Sibfords Society began in 1993 and meetings are held nine times each year. These include external visits during the summer, and talks of historical interest which are held in the Village Hall. We concentrate mainly on the local area but are occasionally happy to invite speakers from further afield. We have an archive room where we preserve evidence for future generations.
Membership is £12 per annum and free to school children. Free tea, coffee and biscuits are served at all the meetings.
For further information, please contact Diana on 780 506 or Clive on 780 475.
Meetings are at 8pm unless stated otherwise in the programme below. Visitors are always welcome at a cost of £2.50 if they don’t join the Society.
For more information about local history in Oxfordshire, visit the Oxfordshire Local History Association.
Our programme for 2019:
|Thu 21 February||Social evening|
|Thu 21 March||AGM followed by The History of the Village Hall, with Keith Hicks|
|Thu 18 April||The Battle of Edgehill, with Stephen Barker|
|Thu 16 May||Queen Victoria – a Life in Portraits, with Gill White|
|Thu 20 June||Day out on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway|
|Wed 26 June||A walk around the Sibfords to watch the swifts, with Chris Mason|
|Tue 30 July||Visit to Highclere Castle|
|Thu 19 September||Sulgrave Manor and the Washington family, with Martin Sirot-Smith|
|Thu 17 October||The Barn Well Hill Railway, with Colin Hill|
|Thu 21 November||The Broughton Hoard, with Keith Westcott|