Vale of White Horse Industrial Archaeology Group

The VWHIAG is based in South Oxfordshire near Wantage.

It is a member of the Council for British Archaeology – South Midlands Group

and the Oxfordshire Local History Association


Wednesday February 15 2017 : Visit to Clark’s Mill, Mill Street, Wantage,

Wednesday 15 March 2017 : Oxfordshire Maps talk by John Leighfield

Wednesday 19 April 2017 : AGM followed by  Memories of the Vale – Julie Ann Godson

Wednesday 17 May 2017 : Saunders of the River talk by Mike Hurst

Wednesday 21 June 2017 : The Liz Woolley Annual Lecture : The night-time haven of the wandering tribes

Wednesday 19 July 2017 : A crystal vision of Victorian Britain talk by Simon Wenham

August – Annual dinner

Wednesday 20 September 2017 : Film Night – The Severn Tunnel, PLUTO, The Post Office Railway & Postal Museum, London Trams

Wednesday 18 October 2017 : Talk by Professor Marilyn Palmer, MBE: “How to recognise industrial buildings”
Today, industrial estates consist of endless crinkly sheds with very little distinction. Until comparatively recently, the structure of industrial buildings indicated what went on inside them. Kilns suggested the presence of a maltings – or it could be a drying kiln for a corn mill north of the Exe-Tees line. Small barred windows might indicate a bonded warehouse. This talk will give some clues to the recognition of the industrial buildings of the past which survive into the present, although often with different functions today.

Wednesday 15 November 2017 : Medical and Scientific Oxford talk by Victoria Benata

Wednesday 6 December 2017 : Christmas get-together

All talks take place at Denchworth Village Hall, Barn Close, Denchworth, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 0EZ starting at 19:30

If you would like to come as a guest to any of these meetings (requested donation £3) you will be most welcome.

More details of the events may be found in the Events Diary


Chairman: Bruce Hedge

Secretary: Martin Buckland

[ This page is hosted by the Association for Industrial Archaeology as a service to the VWHIAG which is an affiliated society ]