Olney Historical Society




The Olney and District Historical Society was founded in 1997 by a group of like-minded people determined to keep the history of the town and its environs alive for all generations of people living in the town of Olney.

A series of meetings and outings/events are planned each year, the meetings are held in the Olney Centre, itself of much historical interest.

Life in Olney has changed beyond all recognition during the last seventy years or so, and one aim of the Society is to document the reminiscences of inhabitants before their memories are lost forever. The documented records take the form of published books and articles on this website.

Images shown courtesy of The Cowper & Newton Museum.






Address and contact details:

Meetings held in Room 4 of
The Olney Centre,
High Street,


Opening hours:

Meetings are held at 7.30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month.