Timeline of Our Oxhey

A chronology of the project

By Beverley Small

Oxhey residents look at photos
by Beverley Small

This timeline describes how Our Oxhey evolved into a community archive website


  • The Herts Memories website was launched in 2009 to celebrate life in Hertfordshire and Oxhey was one of 8 communities chosen to have its own separate site
  • 21st October – Local residents are invited to come along to a Tea Party at Oxhey Library for tea and cake and to bring and share their pictures and memories


  • 29th January – the volunteers meet for the first time to have some training on the website and to talk about what is involved in developing a community archive
  • 6th March – Local history day with talk by local historian Neil Hamilton on the history of the golf course inspires people to give memories
  • 23rd April – Training for the volunteers with Jack Latimer who developed the software for the project
  • 7th May – The volunteer group meet to add memories to the website for the first time
  • 11th June – Jack Latimer runs another  training course for the volunteer editors
  • 1st July – The volunteer group add more memories
  • 16th August – The volunteer editors meet to discuss the structure of the website
  • 10th September – Jack Latimer delivers the final editor training session and we set the look for the website
  • 1st October – the group meet to tidy up the website in readiness for the launch
  • 4th October – The website is soft launched


  • March – A volunteers story
  • 18th March – A Tea Party is held to celebrate the public launch of Our Oxhey at the AGM of the Oxhey Community Library Steering Group.
  • 16th June – First group session held at the Step Up project as part of an ASCEND course for adult ICT leaners
  • 22nd June – A presentation about Our Oxhey is given at the Community Archives and Heritage Group Conference 2011 in London
  • 16th July – Volunteers have a stall to promote Our Oxhey at the South Oxhey Summer Fun Day in the precinct
  • 6th October – Volunteers encourage older people to Get Online with Our Oxhey at an ITea and biscuits party






This page was added on 12/05/2010.

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