Chipping Norton: Current work by Victoria County History Oxfordshire

at Exeter Hall, Kidlington

by SimonĀ  Townley; this talk commences at 8.00pm.

The VCH Oxfordshire team is currently researching Chipping Norton and its immediate area, for the next volume in the Oxfordshire series. In this illustrated talk Simon Townley will explore different aspects of Chippy’s history, encompassing its medieval origins and castle, the famous Bliss tweed mill, and 19th-century struggles with sewage – along with some long-lasting family names.

Simon Townley joined the Oxfordshire VCH in 1987 and has been County Editor since 1996. So far he has contributed to eight volumes in the series, six of them as editor, and is involved in several county societies including the Oxfordshire Record Society, the Oxfordshire Buildings Record, and the Oxfordshire Local History Association.

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