Tackley Local History Group

Who We Are

Dry stone wall, rising at the right into an archway.

Tackley Local History Group has about 50 members.

The following committee was elected at the AGM on 27 February 2023:

Tackley Local History Group is a member of the British Association for Local History, a national charity that promotes local history, serves local historians, publishes books and pamphlets, and organises regular guided visits to archives, libraries, museums and other places of interest.

Join Us

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.


  1. The purpose of the Tackley Local History Group is to research, preserve and interpret Tackley’s history and heritage and to make the results of these activities available to the residents of the village and to interested parties from outside. In this context ‘local history’ shall be taken to include archaeology and environmental history.
  2. The History Group is a not-for-profit organisation and all monies raised shall go towards achieving the Group’s purpose.
  3. All residents of the village, aged 16 or over, are eligible to become members of the History Group on payment of the annual membership fee. Those from outside the village are also welcome to join.
  4. The day-to-day operation of the History Group shall be in the hands of three officers: Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. The management of the History Group shall be the responsibility of the Committee which will consist of up to 10 members including the three officers. The Officers and Committee shall be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. The Treasurer shall manage the Group’s funds and shall prepare an annual account of income and expenditure. The Committee shall have the power to co-opt additional members on a temporary basis.
  5. The Annual General Meeting which will be open to all members shall be held between 1 January and 30 April each year. The Secretary shall submit an account of the previous year’s activities to the Meeting. The Treasurer shall submit for approval by the Meeting an account of the previous year’s income and expenditure, that has been examined by a suitably experienced person who shall not be a member of the Committee. The Meeting shall decide the annual membership fee to be levied from the following September.
  6. As the owner of the Tackley Village Archive the Group is responsible for its conservation and cataloguing and for making items from it available to those wishing to use it for research. It is also responsible for ensuring that appropriate items of local interest are added to the archive when the opportunity arises.
  7. If the members of the Committee decide that it is necessary or advisable to dissolve the Group, they shall call a meeting of all members of the Group of which not less than 21 days’ notice (stating the terms of the resolution to be proposed) shall be given. If the proposal is confirmed by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting, the Committee shall have power to realise any assets held by or on behalf of the Group. Any assets remaining after the satisfaction of any proper debts and liabilities shall be given or transferred to such other voluntary organisations having objects similar to the object of the Group as the members of the Group may determine.

Approved at the AGM, 29 April 2017

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