History

Read about Oakley's rich history


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Oakley Village History

Oakley has a rich, varied history, as kindly outlined by Bill Knight

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The Old School

Oakley's iconic old school is was central to the village's life

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Memories of a Decal Estate

By Edward Newell, Beds Times, May 1942

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50 Years of Oakley Village Life

A description of Oakley as seen by an 18 year old starting in 1938 by Peggy Briggs

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Silver Jubilee 1935

Bill Knight documents the Silver Jubilee of King George V - 1935

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Train Crashes - 1938 & 1949

An account of train crashes in Oakley

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Oakley Station

This history of Oakley's railway station

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Maps of the village

Maps of Oakley that were drawn a long time ago