Archaeological & Historical Group

Archaeological Site at Market Place Mews Development Uncovers Henley Artefacts

The archaeological site at the former Market Place Mews, currently under excavation, has unearthed a number of fascinating artefacts and details about Henley’s history. After the discovery of the old […]

Henley Archaeological and Historical Group Lecture: Culham Court

Members of the Henley Archaeological and Historical Group enjoyed a talk on 6 November by Phillada Ballard on Culham Court, near Aston, currently occupied by Urs Schwartzenbach. There was a last-minute […]

HAHG Lecture: Boudicca – Warrior Queen or Rebel?

Members of the Henley Archaeological and Historical Group welcomed again Dr Jill Eyers on 2 October, to give them a talk on Boudicca, probably better known to most of us as […]

HAHG Lecture: Invincible No Longer – Diamonds in the Medieval World

Renowned gemmologist Dr Jack Ogden gave members of the Henley Archaeological and Historical Group the last talk of the summer on the history of diamonds on 5th June, illustrated with […]

HAHG Lecture: Treasures Beneath our Feet – The Watlington Hoard

Members of the Henley Archaeological and Historical Group were lucky enough to hear a talk on 1st May by James Mather, the finder of the nationally-important Watlington Hoard. James has […]

HAHG Lecture: Anne Damer – Sculpting Society

Sophie Ridley, Assistant Curator at the River and Rowing Museum, presented a fascinating and beautifully illustrated talk to the Henley Archaeological and Historical Group on 3 April on the life and […]

HAHG Lecture: Art and Design in the Chilterns

Graham Twemlow, gave a delightful talk to the Henley Archaeological and Historical Group on 6 March about the artists and designers of the 20th century who lived in and drew their […]

HAHG Lecture – The Boer War: A Forgotten Conflict

Michael Redley gave the Henley Archaeological and Historical Group a fascinating talk on 6 February about the Boer War, a war often though of now as a colonial war of minor […]

HAHG Lecture: Saxon Defences at Cookham

On Tuesday 2 January Colin Berks of the archaeological consultancy ArcServ gave the Henley Archaeological and Historical Group a very well-attended talk on an Anglo-Saxon site established as a part […]

HAHG Lecture: Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War 1936-39

On Tuesday 3 October members and others enjoyed a talk by Liz Woolley on the involvement of people with Oxfordshire connections with the Civil War in Spain in the 1930s. Remarkably, […]