Welcome to Wickham History Society

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.
Find out more

2000 years of history in one attractive Hampshire village.

Upcoming Meetings


In February, we heard Dr Bob France’s talk Uppark: Fire & Restoration when he related the events of the Wednesday 30 August 1989, the challenges of fighting the conflagration, the devastation caused by the fire and the inspirational story of Uppark’s truly amazing restoration. The meeting report will be available shortly.

Our next meeting is on 24th March when curator, historian and archaeologist Abigail Coppins talks about the thousands of prisoners held at Portchester Castle 1793-1814. This was the time of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Hear how the prisoners were captured, how they were treated at the castle, and what happened to them after their release.

The full 2019/2020 programme can be viewed under Meetings.

Do you have something to contribute to the society?