Bletchington a one place study

at Exeter Hall and via Zoom online

By: Charles Eldridge – The talk will commence at 8pm.

Summary: A One-Place Study (OPS) is a mixture of family and local history for places around the world include towns, parishes, villages, hamlets, streets, or even individual buildings, with some studies focusing on burial grounds or memorials; the boundaries for a particular study are chosen by the person carrying it out. OPS research allows you to explore people and families, using a range of sources including historical records and community stories, analysed alongside the local and national background. The talk will go through the 10 steps to develop an OPS with examples and explanations. Various stories relating to events in the village will be retold. Each OPS is unique, but the principles can be applied to any study.

Speaker Bio: Charles is the OFHS Treasurer and one of the library advisors, with an interest in the Bletchington area.  Previously he has talked to The Society on the work of the Relieving Officer focusing on Bletchington.

Note: This is a hybrid meeting with the talk taking place in Exeter Hall, Kidlington and streamed live via the Oxfordshire FHS’s Zoom account.  Doors at Exeter hall will open about 7:15pm (UK Time) and the Zoom meeting, members only, will start at 7:50 pm (UK Time).

To attend the Zoom meeting you need to pre-register using the link on the corresponding page in the members’ area here.

Note: The meeting will be recorded and a link to the recording will be placed on the relevant page in the Members’ Area.

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