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Ongar Millennium History Society

About Us

The Ongar Millennium History Society was formed to promote and foster an active interest in local history and to preserve it for future generations.

We encourage our members to use their skills and interests in various projects such as the photographic essay of the High Street, the recording of Memorial Inscriptions, looking at House History, compiling a 1940s DVD and metal detecting. Many of our past projects are visible in the town including the Millennium Walk, the modernisation of the Budworth Hall clock, blue plaques on significant buildings, the altar kneelers in St Martin’s Church and the display cabinet in the Library.

The book “Aspects of the History of Ongar” was published by the Society in 1999 and is an authoritative guide to the history of the town.

Join today!

Ongar Millennium History Society has a varied programme with a mixture of talks, discussions, exhibitions and visits.

At our Annual Marion Slade Memorial Lecture we have been able to attract nationally recognised speakers such as Jon Stokes from the National Tree Council and Jim Boutwood from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.

Why not join us? If you are interested, please email info@omhs.org.uk


The Ongar Millennium History Society is a self funded organisation and relies on donations, membership and fund raising to carry on its projects.

Donations are welcomed to help fund the work of the Society

All donations no matter how small will be very useful to the Society and greatly help fund future projects on the history of the town.