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Blewbury is a pretty downlands village with a thriving community, formerly in Berkshire, now in Oxfordshire. Blewbury Local History Group meet every second Tuesday in the month and all are welcome to attend: for details, please see the About Us page.
This Venerable Village
This book has to be recommended to anyone interested in the history of the village or, indeed, the social history of Britain. Superbly detailed and now updated, it contains more information than can be ever explained in a few sentences here. It is available at the village post office, Savages farm shop or directly from BLHG for £6.50.
Every Blewburian should own a copy to see the living history around them.
A Blewbury Life -
Derek Smith was born and bought up in the village and, apart from the years away performing distinguished war service in the RAF, he spent his entire life here. Born in 1921, Derek tells the history of life as it was and covers many aspects of the history of the village. His book is also highly recommended and can be purchased direct from Jo Smith or one of the village outlets price £6. Please contact us for Jo’s email or phone number. Sadly, Derek passed away on midsummer's day 2009
Reminiscences of the war years
Mark Palethorpe and Karen Brooks
Path of Duty
The war dead of Blewbury 1914-
Mark Palethorpe and Audrey Long
Blewbury Remembers details experiences of current villagers during the years 1939-
Limited print run, published November 2009
Treading the Path of Duty is a moving and highly researched work which details the military histories and lives of those men from the village who did not return from war service.
Published Nov 2008: now out of print but available as an e-
We are seeking assistance to digitise the group's library of photographs which stretch into the thousands in number. If you can assist please get in touch.
We are also planning to record conversations with those villagers who have lived here all their lives so future generations can hear them.
Please contact Audrey Long for further information on either of these titles.
|Places of Worship|
|Wells and pumps|
|St Michaels Church|
|Path of Duty vol 2|