Tackley Through Time
We received grants totalling £1,750 from West Oxfordshire District Council, Tackley Parish
Council, Tackley Horse Show and the National Lottery
Heritage Fund to establish an exhibition space in the
parish church of St Nicholas. It opened in 2018.
The exhibition displays artefacts, documents and images from the History Group’s archive and
collections, and is divided into four time periods: prehistoric and Roman; Anglo-Saxon, medieval
and early modern (400–1600); 17th and 18th centuries; and 1800 to the present.
If you have any objects, documents or photographs that you think might be suitable for the
exhibition, or for the village archive, please get in touch.
The display will change from time to time, and if it proves successful we hope that other
groups in the village will be able to use the space, including local artists.
The Cataraqui Disaster
The exhibition incorporates a display about the wreck of the
Cataraqui off the coast of Tasmania on 4 August 1845 when all but nine of the crew
and passengers died. Most of the passengers were pauper emigrants, including 42 from