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  • Collection: Community & Village Life

Oakridge Orchestra 1910 - 1920 <br />
Back L - R : L.Griffin, W.E.Blizzard, D.Minchin, S.Young, F.Webb, Hollis Gardiner, A.Ingram, A.G.Gardiner<br />
Front : W.Wood, M.Webb, P.Stratford, S.Gardiner, S.Young <br />
Amateur Dramatics at Oakridge William Rothenstein, a well-known village resident  entertained many of his notable friends here including painter Augustus John, essayist Max Beerbohm, poet and dramatist John Drinkwater, essayist Andre Guide, Nobel…

Frank Finch - 'At The Finish'
A contemporary newspaper cutting says of the 1900's Oakridge football team : The Oakridge Club were famous for their knocking-out propensities. This fame was attained not by science but by sheer bull-dogged dash and tenacity. The Club had "a good old…

Oakridge WI Group. This photo was taken in the old Parish Room before the Village Hall was built in 1954. Those identified include : ?, Mrs Sid Gardiner, ? , ? , ?, Hilda Jones, ?Hilda Dangerfield, Lillian Gardiner, Jill Hunt, Iris Hunt, ?, Miss Gardiner, Miss BetteridgeLeana Neale, Daisy Gardiner, Mrs Rowles, Mrs Pullen, Agnes DeaneReene Smith (nee Restall), Ella Gardiner, Mrs farmer, Mrs Hornby, Miss Beaumont, Mrs Percy robbins and Mary Tanner
Oakridge WI was formed in 1923. Founding Members included Mrs S Smith and Mrs G Hunt.

The village hall was a long time coming, the original committee was formed in 1937 but it could not be afforded until 1954, here the first turf is turned :<br />
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The photograph includes: James Gardiner, Hazel Couldrey, Mrs G. Short, Mrs K. Weare, Harry Couldrey, Sir Robert and Lady Perkins, Lewis, Dacre and Brian Gardiner, William and Eve Simmonds, Charles Weston, Reginald, Harry and Austin Gardiner, Anthony Liddiatt, Mrs P. Robbins, Mr R. Dangerfield, Mrs J. Robbins<br />
In 1937, three residents of Far Oakridge formed the Oakridge Village Hall Trust and a year later Mrs Alice Rothenstein donated the land on which the hall now stands, to be held in trust by charity commissioners on behalf of the inhabitants of the…
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