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Wickham – 2000 years of history in one attractive Hampshire village.

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WICKHAM HISTORY SOCIETY is an active and friendly voluntary civic organisation founded in January 1960 that exists to: 

Gather information about the history of Wickham and help make it available to all who are interested.
Promote the preservation of old buildings, monuments, records, maps and traditions of Wickham.

Foster interest in Wickham’s history and historical research through this website and through publications, and by arranging lectures, visits and exhibitions.

 

 

STOP PRESS!! As you may know, there is shortly to be a housing development on the South Glebe Field. Prior to this starting, an archaeological team have been holding a dig. Earlier work on this site has identified evidence of prehistoric activity and Roman settlement. This time there have been several exciting finds with hopefully more to come, as the dig is set to continue until this Christmas.

As part of this project there will be an Open Day on Saturday 24th November between 11.00am and 2.00pm. Anyone, who is interested, will be welcome. Enclosed is a poster of the Open Day, so please put the date in your diary and let interested friends and family know. Members of the Archaeological Team will be on hand to answer questions and some of the artefacts will be available for handling.

The site includes rough and uneven ground, but there will be a hut in case of inclement weather.

Parking has been arranged in the Recreation Ground car park and access to the site is just opposite the Shell Garage.

Autumn Programme

Our speaker on Tuesday 27th November is Neil Bond who will present his talk on Remembrance and Commemoration in the period uniform of a chaplain of the Great War.

As we mark the centenary of the end of the Great War, hear about the development of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the rise of memorials and how we continue to remember those who served and fell for their country.

We are honoured to have the Wickham ‘There But Not There‘ Tommies on display at this meeting.

Meetings are held at 7.30 pm at the Wickham Centre on the FOURTH Tuesday of the month.

 

The membership year began in September. The annual fee for those wishing to renew or join is £6pp – fantastic value for NINE meetings!

Visitors are most welcome at £2 per meeting.

For SOCIETY NEWS – click HERE

For details of AVAILABLE PUBLICATIONS from The Society – click HERE

ARCHIVE MATERIAL is available to view on request or immediately prior to meetings. For more information – click HERE

THIS SITE USES pdf FILES. TO DOWNLOAD FREE ADOBE ACROBAT pdf READER CLICK  HERE

DISCLAIMER
The information provided on this web site is for educational and study purposes only and some information may be from unverified sources or hearsay.. While the Wickham History Society tries to keep the information up-to-date and correct, there are no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information contained on this web site for any purpose.  Any use of the information contained on the Wickham History Society web site is at the reader’s risk and should be used for non-commercial educational purposes only.    

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