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


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

Our February talk explored The Vikings where Dr Imogen Corrigan illustrated that there was more to the ferocious fighting men, rampaging through our green and pleasant land, plundering, wrecking and desecrating. These people remarkable traders and seafarers too. The meeting report will be available soon.

Join us on Tuesday 23rd March for Stephen Hoadley’s talk RMS Queen Mary: From Launch to Maiden Voyage and hear the story of her early years and how she made her home in Southampton.

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?