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


Our 2019-2020 programme continued on Tuesday 22nd October with a talk by retired detective, criminologist and crime historian Paul Stickler on one of the most fascinating cases in criminal history, the tale of the disappearance of the actress Gay Gibson on a ship bound for Southampton from Cape Town. We heard about the victim, the man tried for her murder and the aftermath of the trial. A thought provoking talk. A meeting report will be published shortly.

Our Autumn programme of Mud, Murder, Mayhem and Marmalade now brings us to Mayhem!

On Tuesday 26th November local historian Mike Hollis introduces us to Admiral Thomas Cochrane – Lord Tom Cochrane – three times an Admiral, who, in real life, actually did the daring deeds – and more – of those fictional heroes of the days of sail, Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey.

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

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