Goring Heath's history stretches back to pre Roman times with the remains of an iron age hill fort at Bozedown, the legend of Charles 1st at Collins End, the fine 17th Century Alms Houses, the evidence of the enclosure of the common land in the early nineteenth century, and  more recently, the remains of a Second World War RAF depot scattered over a wide area in the woods and fields.

There is a local history society that presents interesting talks and other events, and has also published memoirs of a resident whose recollections stretch back over 200 years !

For more information on  RAF Woodcote, please click here for an interesting and well researched  website.www.mycetes.co.uk/b/index.html

There are some old photos of Crays Pond here www.francisfrith.com/woodcote,berkshire/photos/crays-pond-c1960_w257004/  and  one of Goring Heath herewww.francisfrith.com/goring/photos/the-heath-c1955_G34032/