- From September 2021 we resumed face-to-face events and meetings, having taken the precaution of changing our venue, so that we could ensure continued social distancing and improved ventilation at our meetings. Our meetings and events now take place in the Institute, The Green, East Adderbur
The programme of talks planned for 2022 is as follows:
September 19th: Karen & Brett Wiles: The Women’s Voluntary Service 1938 to 1945: The talk covers why the WVS was formed, who the one million women were who joined and looks into the tasks they undertook. The talk is accompanied by a small display of original memorabilia.
October 17th: Melanie King: Can Onions Cure Earache? Melanie is an Oxford-based historian, writer and traveller and will give a fascinating insight into popular treatments of the eighteenth century, with their mix of folklore and emerging medical science.
November 21st: Keith Westcott: The Broughton Hoard and Roman Villa: Archaeologist and detectorist Keith will describe how he was led from a hoard of coins to the discovery of the site of a Roman villa and will bring us up to date on recent developments.
December 19th Christmas Entertainment : Details to be announced later
The Association’s meetings normally take place on the third Monday of each month, with the exception of April and August, at 7.15 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. New members are always very welcome. The annual subscription will be £15.00 from 2022 and the subscription year begins in January. Visitors are welcome (cost £4).
There are still copies available of the Association’s latest publication, In It Together, by Barry Davis. This is a detailed and informative study of how the village has coped with warfare throughout the centuries, giving equal importance to those who went off to fight and those who took important supporting roles at home. An absorbing gift for anyone with an interest in the history of Adderbury. Copies can be obtained either from Adderbury Library at a reduced cost of £10 (proceeds to Friends of the Library) or from the Association (see Contact Us above). Price £15, plus £3 postage and packing if applicable.