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.
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2000 years of history in one attractive Hampshire village.

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings

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

The report on October’s talk by Helen Talbot on Growing up in Hundred Acres is now available.

At our November meeting, 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 including tales of exploration, pilgrims, witchcraft, four Indian Kings, the birth of an empire and of course fish!. The meeting report will be available soon.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 8 December when our speaker will be weatherman Ian Currie – he correctly forecast the storm of 1987 – who will deliver a seasonal talk Frost, Freezes & Fairs. We shall hear about 1000 years of famous winters when rivers, including the mighty Thames, froze and remarkable events took place on the ice.

Note: This is a joint meeting with the Wickham Society and is the second Tuesday of the month.

Annual General Meeting
Our delayed AGM will be held, via Zoom, on Tuesday 1st December at 7:30pm

AGM papers, including our financial report, the minutes and the constitution, as revised last year, have been sent to WHS members. If you have not received a copy, please contact us.

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.

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