Tackley Local History Group

Tackley Local History Group

Court Farm Fish Ponds

Monday, 23 July at 6 pm in Tackley Village Hall

Elisabeth Whittle will give a talk on Court Farm Fish Ponds, followed by a visit to the ponds. Visitors welcome (£3). Contact: suejashton1 [at] btinternet.com.

Gibraltar Point Dig: Get Involved!

Saturday, 28 July

Many of you have expressed an interest in washing, cleaning and identifying finds. This is the first opportunity to get involved with this. Anni Byard, archaeologist and Finds Liaison Officer for Oxfordshire & West Berkshire, will be there, so come and join us at the Gibraltar Point site and get your hands dirty!

Tackley Through Time Exhibition

An old black-and-white photograph of Tackley showing people gathered in the street to pose for the camera.

Our exhibition in St Nicholas’ Church, Tackley Through Time, is now on. Many of our members have been involved in this project — researching and writing, drawing maps, collating finds, and producing the display panels. The display is open when the church is open, so do take the opportunity to visit and discover more about our village’s history.

Upcoming Talks

Talks are at 8 pm in Tackley Village Hall. Arrive at 7:45 pm if you would like a tea or coffee before the meeting, and stay for a glass of wine afterwards. Non-members £2.


Latest Finds Digging Tackley’s Past Pottery Days

Next Dig Dates

We have been granted an extension until next May for us to continue with the dig, which is great news. If you’re new to the project, please see Digging Tackley’s Past.

Street Farm Update

In late 2017 and early 2018 Thames Valley Archaeological Services undertook an open area excavation within the village of Tackley in northern Oxfordshire. Previous trenching had identified the presence of a Roman structure, and the excavation was able to uncover a large portion of what appears to be a villa complex.

An open day was arranged for late March 2018 to present the findings to date. The three A1 posters which were produced for this are available to download: