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


On Tuesday 26th November local historian Mike Hollis introduced 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 meeting report will be available soon.

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

At our joint meeting with the Wickham Society on Tuesday 10th December we will hear what gifts we may have – or not! – received in Cheryl Butler’s talk Marmalade, Spuds & A Bag of Gold: Gift Giving in Tudor Southampton.

As this is our Christmas meeting, please bring festive nibbles to share!

Please note this is the second Tuesday of the month.

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

Do you have something to contribute to the society?