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

Previous Meetings:
The report on January’s talk, Powers behind the Throne: The Women of the First Millennium, will be available soon.

The report on February’s talk, The Garniers of Rookesbury: from Charitable Apothecary to Country Squire, will be available soon.

Next Meeting – Tuesday 26th March – Valerie Bacon’s War – Nigel Gossop
Valerie Bacon moved to Emsworth in August 1939. Using her wartime letters and diaries, we will hear the story of Valerie losing her first love in 1940, her attempts at being a Land Girl then joining the WRNS – and getting into hot water over a comment about a possible D Day invasion date! Finally, in 1945, whilst victories in Europe and over Japan were being celebrated, Valerie was feeling more than a little melancholy. She had not wanted to be conscripted but it had helped her to grow up and experience life.

Details of 2024 Spring Programme can be found here.

Latest Publication
Published in October 2022, Roman Wickham by Mike Hollis places Wickham in the context of the Roman invasion of AD 43 and pulls together the evidence collected from more than twenty different archaeological investigations in Wickham.

For details on how to obtain your copy at the price of £3 please visit the publications page.

Do you have something to contribute to the society?