England's Past for Everyone - Oxford
Region: South East
Summary: England’s Past for Everyone (EPE) is a Heritage Lottery funded project run by the Victoria County History (VCH). They run fifteen local history projects in ten counties across the country. Our Burford project in Oxfordshire looks at the origins and development of the town, its richly varied buildings, and the people who inhabited them.
Materials discovered during our research, including images, historical documents and audio files, are also available from our free, interactive website ‘Explore’ (www.ExploreEnglandsPast.org.uk). Resources on the Oxfordshire Explore site include accounts of Burford's buildings and the people who lived in them, transcripts of townspeople's wills which shed light on trade, religion, family relations, and domestic life and images of Burford buildings, past and present. An Oxfordshire school project is currently in development.
A book ‘Burford: Buildings and People in a Cotswold Town’ has been published (ISBN 978-1-86077-488-1).
The second project in Oxfordshire is a study of Henley on Thames.
Through its learning and publications programmes EPE is also helping to develop new models of working for the future of the VCH.
Keywords: EDUCATION AND OUTREACH; SOCIAL INCLUSION AND ACCESS; PUBLICATION; RESEARCH & ARCHIVES