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

Autumn Programme

We are delighted to announce our Autumn Programme.

Meetings

As with many societies, WHS has had to think about how we might continue to hold meetings as, under the current guidelines, it is not feasible to hold in-person meetings. Our meetings will be virtual, using Zoom, for the foreseeable future, at least through the end of this year.

We made Wickham History Society history! with our first Zoom meeting on Tuesday 22 September. The report on Neil Bond’s talk Right to Roam will be available soon.

The next meeting on 27 October 2020 is Growing up in Hundred Acres
Helen Talbot will be sharing stories of her father A.P.(Percy) Durant, who moved his family to Hundred Acres in the middle of the Second World War, and her experiences growing up in Hundred Acres, the war years, going to school in Wickham and her father’s horticultural and agricultural enterprises – including the pantomime horse and plough!

Do you have something to contribute to the society?