The Ducklington History Group is a project based organisation of local historians who meet up once or twice a month to report on and progress the work of an intended publication. We use a variety of techniques to capture and record data including interviewing, archive and newspaper searching, transcribing early modern documents, recording architectural features, collecting visual images and tracing the histories of families and buildings. We also maintain an archive of material relating to the history of Ducklington. The current project is a history of the village between 1900 and 1950, with special emphasis of the effect on the parish of two world wars, the coming of the welfare state, and the decline of agriculture as the main form of livelihood.
Projects completed to date are:
- Living and Lifestyle in Ducklington 1640-1740. A study of probate inventories. (1989) – £1
- St Bartholomew’s, Ducklington – a guide to the church (1992) – out of print
- Ducklington School in years gone by. (1994) £1
- Ducklington Past & Present Calendar (2002) – free
- Requests & Bequests in Ducklington 1589-1754. A study of early wills. (2004) – £1
- Victorian Ducklington 1837-1901. (2008) – £3 (almost out of print)
- Ducklington History Trail. (2010) – 20p
The above publications and further information about the society are available from Roger Barnes, 4 Pound Close, Ducklington, OX29 7TH, e-mail: Roger Barnes, or from Church Green Books, 46 Market Square, Witney (01993 700822).