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

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, 4th April at 7.30pm at Wickham Community Centre. The subject is “20 Million Bricks” by Carolyne Haynes from Bursledon Brickworks. As we are planning a summer visit  to Burseldon Brickworks, this is a great opportunity to hear more about this unique attraction.  Further details about this visit will be announced at the meeting on 4th April.

MEETINGS PROGRAMME for 2016/2017 is now available. For details – click HERE.
GUIDED WALKS for WICKHAM parishioners, visitors and organisations – click HERE

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

Wickham History Society is an active and friendly voluntary civic organisation
founded in January 1960 that exists to: 

BARRACKS 3 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.

Wickham HWARREN OLDistory Society holds meetings in the autumn, winter and spring months in the Wickham Community Centre, (see map on our GUIDES page HERE), at 7.30 pm on the first Tuesday of the month, October to December and February to May, with a variety of guest speakers who cover both local history and wider history topics. We also organise visits to places of interest in the Summer. To  go to our PROGRAMME page – click HERE.  There is a small annual charge for Membership, (currently £6), and Summer visits attract a small charge on a case by case basis to cover costs. Similarly, a small charge per head is made for village history walks, (Members free). Charges are to be paid in advance.  Guests are welcome to attend meetings, (fee – £2 per meeting). To join the Wickham History Society, simply come to a meeting or contact the Secretary.

Wickham History Society conducts Wickham Village History Walks on request from interested organisations, and for local people and visitors. To go to our WALKS page – click HERE. We can provide speakers for your organisation’s meetings. To go to our RESOURCES page – click HERE.

BARRACKS 3Wickham History Society is continually seeking information about people, buildings and events with a connection to Wickham Village and Wickham Parish, and welcomes suggested contributions to our web site.  Submitted documents should be in Microsoft Word format and images in .jpg format. Go to our CONTACT US page – click HERE and request delivery instructions.

Wickham History Society has very limited storage capacity for hard copy documents and prefer documents to be submitted in electronic format. However, if you have an important original document that you would like to donate to the Society, we would try to accommodate it. Alternatively, you could approach Hampshire Record Office, (to go to our LINKS page – click HERE),  and they may archive the document for you, but we would still be grateful to receive an electronic copy or transcription. To go to our CONTACT US page – click HERE.

Officers of the Wickham History Society:

The Chairman  ……………………………………………  Geoff Phillpotts
The Secretary  …………………………………………….  Jane Painter
The Treasurer  ……………………………………………  Maggie Smith
The Web Site Editor ………………………………………  Mike Hollis

To contact any Officer or the Web Site Editor, please go to our CONTACT US page – click HERE


Deciphering Medieval English and Latin: Wickham History Society has copies of a number of wills and other documents which need transcribing – would you be interested in helping? 

The Society is looking for volunteers to do short write ups of our talks from February 2017 onward – please have a word with the Chair or Secretary if you might be able to help.


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.