Great Haseley History Group
Great Haseley is a village and a civil parish in South Oxfordshire. The parish includes the hamlets of Little Haseley, Latchford and North Weston and the house, chapel and park at Rycote. Great Haseley has about 200 dwellings. Eighty buildings are designated as listed by Historic England.
The Haseley Archive Group was formed in 2010 from a group of interested people from the Haseleys who wanted to record details of the social and political history of the area. The Group changed its name in 2017 because of feedback that residents were unsure of its remit.
The group has met monthly since its inception and has put on exhibitions each year at the Great Haseley & District Horticultural Show, the Village fete and various other local events. It has also held several stand alone one day exhibitions in the village and has hosted a film evening showing the work that had been undertaken on the restoration of Great Haseley Windmill.
Over time, the group has been donated photographs, artefacts, documents and many pieces of local history. It has made several audio recordings of local residents of their past history of the village and the surrounding areas. It is also the custodian of the Parish Chest on behalf of the Parish Council which contains documents relating back before the formation of the Parish Council. The group has produced a publication “Lives from the Haseley War Memorial” which was distributed to all residents and local libraries and the Imperial War Museum.
The current project being undertaken by the group is a walking map of Great Haseley which gives a brief history of the important houses etc in the village. An extension to this will be a book giving further details of all the houses, the church, chapel and windmill in Great and Little Haseley.
This is a new website and will be added to when I receive material from the group.