The History Group meets on the third Friday of the month in the Reading Rooms, High Street, Chinnor, from 2.30-4pm. We have currently around 30 very friendly members and would welcome any newcomers.

The meetings are mainly made up of speakers from our own members plus guest speakers, which will include some from the CHaTTR group. We usually have a day out once a year visiting something of local historical interest and of course we have a special meeting at Christmas with a party, quiz and lots of fun! As you can see from this year’s very mixed programme, we have something of interest to suit most people.

Please do try us out and if you would like any further information ring Hilary Goodchild.


2.30-4pm Reading Rooms, High Street, Chinnor




Friday 18th January

A Tale of Two Families: Exodus

Burma 1942 – The Great Trek:

Invasion, Evacuation, Internment. 

Peter Brook




Friday 15th  February*

The Weston Empire

Richard Carver




Friday 15th  March*

History and Humour, the wit of Winston

Part I  (Part II in 2020!)

Jeff Rozelaar**




Friday 26th April

Note: date change

Wartime memories: our own,

our parents, our grandparents

Group Members




Friday 17th May

Well Dressing in Derbyshire

Ann Hedges




Friday 21st June

The Reeve’s Tale

Hugh Granger**




Friday 19th July

 Cliveden Hospital

Barbara Francis




Friday 16th August

Tasting The Past

Moira Byast**




Friday 20th September

Life in Nelson’s Navy

Steve Goodchild




Friday 18th October


Group Members




Friday 15th November*

Chinese Inventions

Molly Milner




Friday 20th December

Christmas Party/Meeting



Any member interested in joining the History Group should contact the Group Coordinator Hilary Goodchild on 01844 352877, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Members are asked to pay our treasurer Mary Trimmer £6.00 at the January and July meetings  (£12.00 for the year) to cover costs of room hire, outside speakers, tea/biscuits and administration.  Casual visitors are asked to pay £1.50 per meeting.



This meeting is the week before the Thursday U3A meetings     **  Denotes Guest Speaker


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