Archaeological & Historical Group

Henley Library Exhibition: From Medieval to Modern Town

Don’t miss the Henley-on-Thames Archaeological Group’s display now on show in Henley Library for several weeks. Its theme is the modernisation of the town during the latter part of the […]

New Henley History Book Charts ‘From Tithe to Terrace’

A new book from Tillage to Terrace has recently been published by Hilary Fisher which outlines the 19th century history of the expansion of the town into the adjoining parish […]

HAHG Lecture: The Golden Age of British Posters

The popular speaker Dr Graham Twemlow gave a talk to the Group on 1 June, about British graphic posters in the 1920s and 1930s. His talk was illustrated with spectacular images […]

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 […]