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

For our November meeting Jeremy Prescott’s presentation The Miracle Flower – From Flanders to The Tower told the story of the Poppy and how it has become the symbol of remembrance for those killed in conflict. The meeting report will be available soon.

Our meeting, planned for Tuesday 14 December at Park Place, was regretfully postponed until Tuesday 10 May 2022 when we hope we will be able to enjoy the event, the venue and each other’s company.

Next meeting will be held on Zoom on 25th January 2022 when Dr Imogen Corrigan will present her talk The Men who Built the Cathedrals. Meet the Master Masons who both designed the buildings and ran the site. They commanded everything: sourcing the vast quantities of wood and stone, recruiting the workforce and knowing enough about their various trades to be able to create heaven on earth out of the cacophony of thousands of chisels and hammers.

The 2021-22 Programme is available to view.

Latest 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.

Do you have something to contribute to the society?