The final Iffley History Society Meeting for 2014 will be on Tuesday 16 December. As usual start time will be 7.30pm and the venue Iffley Church Hall. Please note that as this meeting will end with a little “seasonal cheer,” the door charge for non-members will be £3.
The illustrated talk which is the main event will be by that walking authority on Oxford City, Dr Malcolm Graham. As our theme for this year’s programme is “Great Conflicts,” he will be looking at “The Oxford Home Front in the Second World War.” I’m sure personal recollections will be stirred up, and the sharing of them welcome!
Malcolm (ably assisted by illustrator Edith Gollnast) has recently produced the second edition of volume 2 of The Oxford Heritage Walk booklets. Even if you are born and bred Oxford, I’m sure you’ll discover things you never knew!
Volume 2 is called ‘On foot from Broad Street’ looping around some iconic University buildings such as Radcliffe Camera, but including a lot of “town” too – the Covered Market, Blackwells, Cornmarket, Ship Street, and the Turl.
Proceeds of sales support the Oxford Preservation Trust. The OPT preserves a green lung in the heart of the old village, the Iffley Glebe Field on Church Way. This site was saved from development by the generosity of two founder members of Iffley Local History Society (as we were then called), John and Joan Critchley.