Faringdon History Society
Bell Hotel. Early 20th Century
Faringdon History Society Faringdon and District Archaeological and Historical Society
Faringdon & District Archaeological & Historical Society (FDAHS) was formed in 1978 with about 12 members. The intention of the Society is not only to have speakers but also to be a working Society. Over the years members have exhibited their work on three occasions.
The membership of the Society has fluctuated over the years but now stands at 25.
Rosemary Church has been the Chairman for the whole of the Society's existence.
The Society meets 3rd Wednesday in the month at the Old Town Hall
Contact Rosemary Church firstname.lastname@example.org
Research into the societies records can be undertaken, for a fee of about £5 depending on the length of time it takes.
All the research carried out by the society, together with reference books are available in the History Room, accessible when Faringdon Library is open.
A comprehensive index is available in the library and here for download and or printing (Word document, 36 pages)
The range of activities have included
compiling field names
pill box survey
recording of monumental inscriptions of the local graveyards
transcribing parish registers of the area
indexing of census and trade directories
collection of a library (now on general access in Faringdon Library)
World War 2 memories and items
All Saints Church Memorial Inscriptions, available online
Free Church Cemetery Records, available online
All the information on and around gravestones in All Saints Churchyard has been recorded.
You can search the Excel file by using the drop down filter and selecting surname, Christian name or date of death
The Changing Faces of Faringdon and surrounding villages
Four members of Faringdon Historical Society have published 2 volumes of a book called The Changing Faces of Faringdon and surrounding villages price £9.95 + p& p £1.50 in this country but extra for abroad(only sterling cheques accepted).
The book is mainly of photographs and include many photos of people many of which are named. The date of these photos are from the 1890's to the 1990's.
Volume 1 covers Great & Little Coxwell, Buscot, Coleshill, Fernham, Shellingford, Uffington, Eaton Hastings - the number of photos for each varies between three or four to more than a dozen.
Volume 2 - includes different villages from the first book - Longcot, Shrivenham, Bourton, Watchfield, Pusey, Stanford in the Vale, Littleworth, Buckland, Charney Bassett, Goosey, Hatford. Price will probably be similar.