Archaeological & Historical Group

HAHG Lecture: Dating Henley’s Mediaeval Buildings

The Henley Historical and Archaeological Group enjoyed a talk given on 4 May by its committee member Ruth Gibson on the project to date Henley’s buildings using tree rings. Tree-ring dating […]

HAHG Lecture: Beacons of the Past and LiDAR

Dr Ed Peveler of the Chilterns Conservation Board spoke to the Henley Archaeological & Historical Group on 6 April about the contribution of LiDAR to understanding the archaeological landscape of the […]

HAHG Lecture: Margaret Beaufort – the Uncrowned Queen

Dr Nicola Tallis gave a stimulating and thoroughly-researched talk to the Henley Archaeological & Historical Group on 2 February about Margaret Beaufort, the ‘devout’ and ‘awesome’ subject of her book […]

History Information Board to be Installed at Chantry House

The Grade I listed Chantry House, beside St Mary’s Church will have one of the Town Council’s great history information boards installed outside it. This will be sixth information board […]

HAHG Lecture: Augustus Pugin and the Gothic Revival

On 5 January, Megan Aldrich, adjunct professor of architectural and design history at Richmond, the American University,  gave an informative and beautifully illustrated talk on Augustus Welby Pugin (1812-1852), the famous […]

Notable Historic Henley Builder and Mayor’s Headstone is Restored

The grave headstone of Charles Clements, six-times Henley Mayor and notable Henley builder who died a 100 years ago has been restored this week after a local resident found it […]

HAHG Lecture: Public Health and the Growth of Henley in the Late 19th Century

One of the Henley Archaeological and Historical Group’s members, Dr Michael Redley, gave a fascinating and well-researched talk to the  on 1 December about the association of water supply and waste […]

HAHG Lecture: Excavations at Roman Calleva

The latest lecture to the Henley Archaeological and Historical Group was given on 10 November by Prof. Michael Fulford of Reading University on the excavation of the bath house in the […]

HAHG Lecture: The Chilterns at Work

The Henley Archaeological and Historical Group has resumed its series of lectures, but now via Zoom. Members enjoyed the first of the new season, given on 6 October by Jill Eyers […]

HAHG Lecture: Recording Britain: Celebrating the Country’s Natural Beauty

The art and design historian, Dr Graham Twemlow, gave a talk to the Henley Archaeological and Historical Group on 3 March on Recording Britain: celebrating the Country’s natural Beauty and architectural […]