Normally at this time of year we would be hosting our first exhibition of the New Year but unfortunately due to the virus we cannot do this at present. We are still planning on getting an Exhibition in place just as soon as we are allowed to open up our Display Room again. What we can do in the meantime though is to offer you the opportunity to purchase one or both of the two new books that we published towards the end of 2020.
Chapel Ascote – A Deserted Village was written by our Secretary Linda Doyle. Linda has been involved in a multitude of local history projects in and around Southam for many, many years. In addition she spends a lot of time researching family history and the result is a vast knowledge of local history and local people. One of the things that started Linda writing this book was curiosity about who were the people who lived in Chapel Ascote, a village which no longer exists but which was just down the road in the direction of Banbury. See Chapel Ascote for more details.
A Collection of “Cardall’s Corners” is the first of what we hope will be a series of books pulling together articles featured in the District Advertiser. Pam McConnell, our Treasurer, manages the production of the Cardall’s Corner articles. These are published free of charge by the Advertiser and we are very grateful to them for this. Many people look forward to getting their monthly copy of the Advertiser because of the Heritage Collection stories contained in it. If you missed early versions of these stories (there are more than 20 in Volume 1) or would like them as a present you can now buy this volume and help support our work. See Cardall’s Corners for more details.
Just as soon as we are allowed we will re-open the Exhibition Room in Tithe Place with a new exhibition and you will once again be able to purchase our cards, prints, local history books and other items to help support our work.