In September a packed hall of Society Members were treated to an excellent illustrated talk by the well known local historian and author, Julie Summers, amusingly entitled ‘Jambusters’ Julie’s talk told the little known story of the activities of the WI during the Second World War. She described how members helped with food production during the hostilities and not only by providing copious amounts of Jam! She added that the WI also helped greatly with the settlement of Evacuees in the early days of the war and knitted numerous items of clothing which brought comfort to the troops whilst, due to organisation’s regulations, raising the money for the materials involved themselves. It was a truly heart warming story.
The History Society’s next event will take place on Monday the 20th October 2014 at 7:45pm
in the Methodist Church, when local historian and popular speaker, Liz Woolley will give us her latest offering which is an illustrated talk entitled ’The Coming of the Railway to Oxford’
An early date for your diary, on Monday the 17th November 2014 at 7:45pm in the Methodist Church will se the return of another popular speaker local historian and author Mark Davies who will tell us all about ‘Oxford’s Historic Waterways’ Should be a treat.
Kennington History Society talks are free to members with visitors welcome @ £2:50. Click here for further details and a membership application form.
As we go to press it is almost time for this year’s summer coach trip to Hereford which is due to take place at the end of September. Members are looking forward to seeing the many attractions the historic City of Hereford has to offer. Full report next month.