History Society Programme of Events 2018

Wednesday 31st January 2018 The life and music of the father of British Traditional Jazz, Chris Barber. The life and music of the father of British Traditional Jazz, Chris Barber.    A talk by Peter Cole which will include example tracks showing the various stages of Chris Barber’s development.
Wednesday 28th February Morris and Mumming – a short history the good the bad and the ugly Rev Simon Dommett will draw from his own experience of 40 years of Morris and Mumming and explore the role and place of mumming in our English folk history including references to our local traditions.  His talk will include lots of video clips.
Wednesday 28th March The Hidden Village.
It is wartime Holland who can you trust?
 Imogen Matthews, whose mother is Dutch, has explored the Veluwe Woods and the village hidden deep within built to protect those persecuted by the occupying German forces.
 Wednesday 25th April The Portway Path,  the ancient Porters way which ran through our village of Aynho.  It was walked many hundreds of years before the Romans came to Britain and probably ran from Southampton Water north all the way to York,  with maybe a spur running to the lead mines of Derbyshire.  A presentation by Bob Hunter.

 

History Society – The Life and Music of Chris Barber

A talk by Peter Cole on ‘The life (so far) and music of the father of British Traditional Jazz, Chris Barber’ (including example tracks showing the various stages of his development.

For those of you whose early recollection of him is from the 1950s and 60s, you are in for a real treat.  For the last 16 years he has combined with Bob Hunt and his Ellingtonians, so his early band of 7 or 8 players now numbers 11.  Most of them can play two instruments so Chris can now have any combination of 2 trombones, 3 trumpets, 3 clarinets, 3 saxophones and 2 bass players in addition to electric guitar, banjo and drums.  This all makes for great sounds.  Please come along and enjoy.
Everyone is welcome.

Aynho Village Hall  7.30pm Wednesday 31st January

  Entry £2

Any queries to Peter Cole 01869 811261.  If he is not available please leave a message on the answerphone and he will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

History Society: Meetings 2017

Minutes of meetings held in 2017

January Brackley – from the Iron Age to the Wars of the Roses. [prettyfilelist type=”pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3″ filestoshow=”6133,” hidefilter=”true” hidesort=”true” hidesearch=”true” filesPerPage=”3″]
February Postcards and photos of Aynho 1902 – 1920  [prettyfilelist type=”pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3″ filestoshow=”6362,” hidefilter=”true” hidesort=”true” hidesearch=”true” filesPerPage=”3″]
 March  The Remarkable Story of Stowe House  [prettyfilelist type=”pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3″ filestoshow=”6439,” hidefilter=”true” hidesort=”true” hidesearch=”true” filesPerPage=”3″]
 April  The History of Royal Woodstock  [prettyfilelist type=”pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3″ filestoshow=”6573,” hidefilter=”true” hidesort=”true” hidesearch=”true” filesPerPage=”3″]
 May  The Cold War in Oxfordshire  [prettyfilelist type=”pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3″ filestoshow=”6819,” hidefilter=”true” hidesort=”true” hidesearch=”true” filesPerPage=”3″]
 June  ‘A Sunday afternoon with a school log book’.  A review of the Aynho school. [prettyfilelist type=”pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3″ filestoshow=”6966,” hidefilter=”true” hidesort=”true” hidesearch=”true” filesPerPage=”3”]
 September A History of Libraries. A talk by Keith McClellan. [prettyfilelist type=”pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3″ filestoshow=”7395,” hidefilter=”true” hidesort=”true” hidesearch=”true” filesPerPage=”3”]
 October  100th History Society Meeting  [prettyfilelist type=”pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3″ filestoshow=”7556,” hidefilter=”true” hidesort=”true” hidesearch=”true” filesPerPage=”3”]
 November  AGM and a delve into the archives  [prettyfilelist type=”pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3″ filestoshow=”7709,” hidefilter=”true” hidesort=”true” hidesearch=”true” filesPerPage=”3”]

 

History Society Programme of Events 2017

Wednesday 26th January Brackley – from the Iron Age to the Wars of the Roses.
 Wednesday 22nd February  Postcards and photos of Aynho 1902 – 1920.
Wednesday 29th March The Remarkable Story of Stowe House.
Wednesday 26th April The History of Royal Woodstock.
Wednesday 31st May The Cold War in Oxfordshire – The Americans Hit Town.
Wednesday 28th June ‘A Sunday afternoon with a School logbook’ a review of the Aynho School log.
Wednesday 27th September A History of Libraries. A talk by Keith McClellan

 

Cartwright Archive Exhibition

CARTWRIGHT ARCHIVE EXHIBITION is coming to AYNHO –  Sunday JUNE 5th

Please come and see this free Exhibition all day during Sunday June 5th.

I have hired the Village Hall from 10.0am until 8.0pm to display exhibits from the Cartwright Archive depicting all sorts of aspects of the Cartwright family and village life during the 340 years that they were in charge of Aynhoe.

You may have seen a part of the Exhibition in May 2013, but it was quite busy on that day, and you may not have been able to examine it properly. It is now much bigger and better that it was then as I have been to Northamptonshire Records Office several times and copied more item from the Archive.

If you have not seen it before, you will be amazed by the things that the Cartwrights did and the records and documents that they kept between 1615 and 1954.

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday June 5th when I shall on  hand to hopefully answer any questions you may have.

Peter Cole,  Secretary Aynho History Society & Trustee of the Cartwright of Aynho Archive Trust.

History Society Programme of Events 2016

 

Wednesday 30th November An update of local Archeological digs by Stephen Wass and AGM.
Wednesday 26th October The epic search for the North West Passage.This lecture is also recommended for geographers, travellers and sailors.  The speaker is Mr Keith Ramsay.

History Society Meetings 2016

Minutes of meetings held in 2016.

January A History of Oxford University. [prettyfilelist type=”pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3″ filestoshow=”4618,” hidefilter=”true” hidesort=”true” hidesearch=”true” filesPerPage=”3″]
February The 1948 London Olympics, its impact then and now.  [prettyfilelist type=”pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3″ filestoshow=”4771,” hidefilter=”true” hidesort=”true” hidesearch=”true” filesPerPage=”3″]
March “Out of Tragedy came forth liberation”, evacuations during WW2  [prettyfilelist type=”pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3″ filestoshow=”4957,” hidefilter=”true” hidesort=”true” hidesearch=”true” filesPerPage=”3″]
April The Mary Rose, a window into Tudor life at sea.  [prettyfilelist type=”pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3″ filestoshow=”5028,” hidefilter=”true” hidesort=”true” hidesearch=”true” filesPerPage=”3″]
May Recusant Papists of the Aynho District: The secret survival of clandestine Catholics in the C16th-C18th.  [prettyfilelist type=”pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3″ filestoshow=”5140,” hidefilter=”true” hidesort=”true” hidesearch=”true” filesPerPage=”3″]
June Beer, Sausages and Marmalade – a history of Oxford foods.  [prettyfilelist type=”pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3″ filestoshow=”5219,” hidefilter=”true” hidesort=”true” hidesearch=”true” filesPerPage=”3″]
September Meeting at Aynhoe Park – a guided tour by James Perkins.
October The epic search for the North West Passage.  [prettyfilelist type=”pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3″ filestoshow=”5716,” hidefilter=”true” hidesort=”true” hidesearch=”true” filesPerPage=”3″]
November An update of local Archeological digs by Stephen Wass and AGM.  [prettyfilelist type=”pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3″ filestoshow=”6003,” hidefilter=”true” hidesort=”true” hidesearch=”true” filesPerPage=”3″]

History Society: The Magna Carta at Aynho Fete!

                                       Magna Carta – The Aynho Connection

You’ve probably heard that it will be the 800th anniversary of King John putting his seal on the Magna Carta at Runnymead on 15th June this year.  What you may not know is that the Lord of the Manor of Aynho from 1212 to 1242, John FitzRobert, was chosen as one of the 25 barons to go to Runnymead to witness this event.  The original Magna Cara is written in Medieval Latin, so vitually no one today can understand it. Aynho History Society has a copy of the whole document written in English.  Please come to the Church Fete on Saturday 13th June on the Sports Field 1.0-4.0pm just two days before this anniversary. The document will be freely available for you to look at in the History Society’s display.

.   Contacts:   Rupert Clark: Tel:810603 ru.clark@btinternet.com                Peter Cole:      Tel:811261