Welcome to the OMHS website
During the first decades of the 21st century Ongar Millennium History Society has continued to expand and build upon the foundations laid down by the inaugural group, the Ongar Millennium History Project. At the Millennium this project group published the book 'Aspects of the History of Ongar' and established a short Town Walk following paving stones markers.
Through their specific interest since then, members have researched and printed booklets, sewn historical altar kneelers for St Martin's Church, archived historical photographs, books, maps and artefacts along with coins discovered through metal detecting. Later in 2022 it is hoped to have these on display at the Taylor Gallery in the United Reformed Church hall.
We continue to encourage others to use their interests and skills to keep Ongar's history alive for future generations.
We welcome all visitors to the town.
If you are interested in local history, there is a wealth of information available in our newsletters!
The aims of OMHS
a) to raise public awareness of the history of the historic market town of Chipping Ongar
b) to encourage research into all aspects of the town's history and to collect relevant material for display
c) to produce relevant publications and to organise meetings to further these aims
d) to support other local organisations concerned with the town's heritage
e) to be watchful for threats to the town's heritage and to campaign appropriately to protect them
Trips and events are in the process of being planned, watch this space!
Latest News and Updates
Subscriptions are now due, please see the membership page for details.
After finding an old register we now realise there may be some items borrowed that haven't been returned to our archive (eg books and photographs). We would be grateful for anything returned or donated.
Now available on the website - Occupations in Chipping Ongar 1600-1800
Take a look at our Timeline page, starting from the 11th Century!