Records created and used by Oxfordshire Branch

Collection Type
Archives
Level of Current Record
sub-sub-fonds
History
In 1908 a group of ladies in Oxford city formed the Oxford Women's Ambulance Society for instruction in first aid and home nursing. From this group the Oxfordshire Red Cross was formed, with the first official meeting on 28 September 1909. The Oxfordshire branch is believed to be the first to set up a club for the disabled, around 1949. In 1974, due to changes in the county boundaries, four previously Berkshire run districts became part of the Oxfordshire branch.


The 31 December 1997 saw the end of the Oxfordshire branch as independent charity, due to unification with the national organisation under a single charitable status. Oxfordshire became part of the British Red Cross Thames Valley Area, along with Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.
Catalogue Number
RCB/2/12

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