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


As it is not feasible to hold in-person meetings, all meetings are via Zoom for the foreseeable future.

We met in March when Stephen Hoadley told us the story of the early years of RMS Queen Mary: From Launch to Maiden Voyage including how she made her home in Southampton. The meeting report will be available soon.

Our talk on 27 April takes us to the lives of our seventeenth ancestors in Janet Few’s talk Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs where we will hear the answers to the following questions: Why do you need a bum roll? What colour were carrots in the C17th? What did the Cavaliers use for deodorant? Can you think of 47 uses for urine? 

New Publication
Published to celebrate the Society’s 60th anniversary, Images of Wickham is full of fascinating photographs, from views of The Square and Bridge Street, to recognisable buildings such as Chesapeake Mill and The Barracks, along with day to day scenes of village life, local businesses and celebrations.

For details on how to obtain your copy at a fantastic price of £5 please visit the publications page.

Spring 2021 Programme
We are delighted to announce the speakers and topics for the Spring 2021 Programme.

Do you have something to contribute to the society?