The Whitchurch and Goring Heath History Society
The Whitchurch and Goring Heath History Society meets on the third Thursday of most months for a talk by an invited speaker or for some other historical activity and we go on two outings in the summer. Why not join us? The subscription is just £12 a year.
Chairman -Vicky Jordan 984 - 3260
Treasurer - Alan Nicholls 984 - 5204
Secretary - Sue Matthews 984 - 4489
Further information available from Sue Matthews
Local historical publications
Copies can be obtained from Vicky Jordan, please contact her here.
Relics and Monuments - Peter Hawley
Essays and talks on
A5, 108 pages, colour cover, £7.95
Memories of Whitchurch - William Barefield-Hutt
Born at Copyhold Farm in 1910, William lived and worked in and around Whitchurch-on-Thames and Goring Heath. His books are personal memories of people, places and events and of the stories he was told by the old people of his time.
A5, 64 pages, colour cover, £3.50 , - includes sketch
map and four pages of photographs
, - includes sketch map and four pages of photographs
Hardwick - William Barefield-Hutt
The house and estate where William lived and worked in building maintenance in later life, described in detail, with stories from the past.
A5, 128 pages, colour cover, £8.00, - includes map, five
pages of colour/sepia photographs, and 13 black and white photographs in the
First Memories - William Barefield-Hutt
A lively autobiography of a working boy and youth.
A5, 144 pages, colour cover, £5.50, with line drawings and five pages of photographs.
More Memories - William Barefield-Hutt
Country life and lorry driving in the 1920s and 1930s. This contains a list of slang and Chiltern dialect words.
A5, 88 pages, colour cover, £4.50
Over the Hatchgate
Republished in 2000, the book was originally produced by the Women's Institute in 1974. It records the memories of elderly people who had spent their lives in Whitchurch Hill.
A5, 24 pages, £1.00, includes a map and two archive photographs.
Footprints and Cyphers - Robert Noble
A collection of local historian Robert Noble's articles published in the Whitchurch Bulletin from 1982 - 1992 which included well-researched information on people and places in a readable style. Edited by Peter Hawley.
A5, 136 pages, colour cover, £7.50. Published 2001