All the outings are guided walks within public open space with, in a few cases, access into a church or other public building, and this element may have to be omitted if the rules do not allow it. Outings will be limited to 20 people. The walks are being led by past and present members of the OAHS Committee, who are not charging for their time. For access into buildings, if allowed, we may ask for a donation on the day and also, if refreshments can be offered, the cost of these will also be payable on the day.
When we are able to confirm that the guided walk will take place, we will email all OAHS members for whom we have email addresses to notify you that registration is open on this website, with no costs incurred at this stage. After the first 25 people have booked, the list will be automatically closed, with the last five being held in reserve.
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. There will not be a paper booking form this year.
More excursions may be added in August/September.
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. Postal enquiries should be sent to:
Michael Heaton, Excursions Secretary
48 High Street, Wheatley, Oxford, OX33 1XX
Members with limited mobility must contact the Excursions Secretary, Michael Heaton (tel: 01865 425909 or email: email@example.com
) before booking an excursion to discuss whether special access arrangements can be made to buildings or locations. The Society will do its best to accommodate special needs, but reserves the right to refuse access to its events where, in the judgement of the Committee, the safety of an individual or of other participants is put at risk.
Abingdon Saturday 31 July 2021 at 11.00am led by David Clark
This walk around the central area of Abingdon will focus on its rich legacy of historic ironwork, recently catalogued by walk leader David Clark (https://www.abingdon.gov.uk/feature-articles/historic-ironwork). Starting at the County Hall, we shall get a broad impression of the remarkable diversity of examples in both wrought and cast iron that have adorned the town over the years - from bollards to drainpipes and from fanlights to weathervanes. We shall then explore in more detail examples of eighteenth-century railings and lamps, Georgian balconies, Victorian street furniture, Art Nouveau boot scrapers, a cast iron bridge and what remains of one of Abingdon's iron foundries. There will be plenty of scope for personal observation and discussion - some of what we shall see is not quite what it seems to be!
Places are limited to 20 with 5 in reserve.