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


On Tuesday 26th November local historian Mike Hollis introduced us to Admiral Thomas Cochrane – Lord Tom Cochrane. The meeting report can be read here.

We concluded our Autumn programme on a sweet note – Marmalade.

At our joint festive December meeting with the Wickham Society, we heard what gifts we may have – or not! – received in Cheryl Butler’s talk Marmalade, Spuds & A Bag of Gold: Gift Giving in Tudor Southampton. The meeting report is available here.

For our first meeting of the new year on Tuesday 28th January 2020, we will be welcoming back Andrew Negus for the first in a series of talks on origin and development of Portsmouth from 1100 until today. In this first part of Portsmouth – Harlots, Dung and Glory, Andrew will cover the period 1100-1790.

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

Do you have something to contribute to the society?