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

Meetings

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

In November, Dr Cheryl Butler gave a talk on Hampshire & the New World: The Mayflower Beyond, the story of Hampshire’s early links with the New World.  The meeting report will be available soon.

Our December meeting was held, as is customary, with the Wickham Society.  Unfortunately were not able to able to be together to enjoy festive fare and Christmas cocktails – another custom – but we did have a ‘Christmas hat-off‘!

Speaker weatherman Ian Currie delivered a timely and seasonal talk on Frost, Freezes & Fairs. The meeting report will be available soon.

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?