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.
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!
Latest News and Up-Coming Events
The Ongar Millennium History Society is delighted to have had a grant approved by the Town Council and is looking forward to Ongar having its own Museum inside Budworth Hall. Plans are very much in their embryonic stage at present but the Society is looking to open the Museum in 2023.
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
Historical Sites Map