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Welcome to Bicester Local History Society
Thank you for visiting the Bicester Local History Society (BLHS) website – launched in July 2009. We hope that this website will be of particular interest to anyone wanting to discover more about the history and development of the town of Bicester and its environs, as well to the ever-increasing number of BLHS members. Simply click on the ‘Meetings & Events’ tab on this page to view the forthcoming popular monthly talks BLHS organises, some of which focus on Bicester, others on more general local history themes. To get a flavour of past talks, you can also view comprehensive summaries of them.
We have recently added a 'What's new on the website' option in the news box to the top right of the Home Page. By opening this you will see items that have recently been added to the website and by clicking on the option you choose you will be taken to your choice. This will save you having to search for the item.
Over the years, BLHS has amassed an impressive selection of photographs and postcards – visit the Photo Gallery to see some of them - and as this website develops, more of these will be added, sometimes with requests from BLHS to help identify and date particular shots.
We have lots of new features including: a guided walk around the town, local family histories, maps, plus a lot more and plans for future additions which will materialise as the year progresses. Our latest addition includes copies of newsletters that we send to our members. The ‘Contact’ tab on this page gives you the opportunity to provide feedback on the website, contact us regarding activities organised by BLHS, share memories, and ask and answer questions about Bicester.
Bicester Local History Society is always looking out for new sources of material to further our knowledge of the history of the area. If you have any photographs, drawings, maps, artifacts or other relevant information, we would like to hear from you.
We are proud of our town and its heritage, and the ultimate aim of this website is to bring the local history of Bicester to life, and to make it accessible to as many people as possible.
Note: This website is an ongoing project and will be regularly updated. Please return at a later date to see the most recent changes. If you find mistakes or would like to see additional subject matter then please contact us.