Tackley Local History Group

Tackley Local History Group

A Tackley House Through Time

You can now download a recording of Sue Ashton’s talk about 5 Nethercote Road for our Tackley’s Houses Through Time project.

For more than 40 years, members of Tackley Local History Group have been exploring the history of this Oxfordshire village and the people who lived and worked in and around it from 12000 BC to the 20th century.

We have published several books, and our exhibition Tackley Through Time can be seen in St Nicholas’ Church. We have carried out excavations at the church and at Gibraltar Point, undertaken archaeological investigations, and built up a collection of archives which is kept in the village hall. We run several additional archaeological and historical projects, and organise an annual series of talks from September to April.

New members are always welcome, whether from Tackley or further afield. The subscription is £12 per year. Please contact the secretary Sue Ashton at 10 St Nicholas Road, on 01869 331325, or at suejashton1@btinternet.com. There are more than 450 members in our Facebook group.

The Wreck of the Cataraqui

Forty-two impoverished migrants from Tackley lost their lives off the coast of Tasmania in 1845.

Street Farm Roman Villa & Mosaic

Excavations for a housing development uncovered a large villa complex with mosaic floor.

Digging Tackley’s Past: The Gibraltar Point Site

A grant enabled us to carry out an excavation at this local archaeological site.

Stories From Our Past

Articles about events and objects from Tackley’s history.

Tackley History Mysteries

The unexpected or unusual in Tackley’s past.

Pottery Days

Local potter Jane Bowen helped us make and fire pottery using Tackley clay and ancient techniques.

Recording Tackley

Residents’ memories will feature alongside photographs in our forthcoming book.


We meet in Tackley Village Memorial Hall. Join us for tea and coffee at 7:45 pm before the talk starts at 8 pm. Membership is £12, and non-members are welcome for £5.