11th – Wychwoods Local History Society AGM

The Wychwoods Local History Society will be holding its annual general meeting on May 11th in Milton Village Hall.

The evening starts at 6pm, and will include displays to celebrate the society’s 40th anniversary. Everyone is welcome and there is no entry charge.

The society’s AGM is scheduled for 7.30pm

At 7.45pm John Bennett will give a talk on “The Building of Milton under Wychwood c1700 – c1900”

John’s talk will outline some of the main phases of the building of Milton over two centuries. It will include a survey of housing for gentry and for workers, the chapels and the Parish Church. It will also place these buildings into a wider architectural and social history.The significant presence of Groves builders and masons will be a recurring theme. The talk will be liberally  illustrated by contemporary and historic photographs from the Society’s archives.

John Bennett has lived in Milton for 15 years and is the current Secretary of the WLHS. He is an MA in History of Art and Design and has taught History of Art in Further and Higher education including a three year spell as a tutor for the Open University.

Rebuilding The Old Bakehouse, Upper Milton Mr Smith and Mr Fred Silman Mr Smith, father of Amy (later Morrison) & Walker (m Vi Miles) Date: c1930