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

The first of our two May meetings took place on 10th May. This was our rescheduled December meeting, held at Park Place. We were warmly welcomed by Sister Evelyn Cadoz who gave us ‘A Glimpse into Park Place Pastoral Centre & its Mission’. The meeting report will be available soon.

The concluding meeting of our 2021-22 programme was held on Tuesday 24th May when we held a short AGM followed by a talk on Historic Knowle by Jane Painter. The meeting report will be available soon.

Guided Village Walks are back!
The walks are led by experienced WHS members. We cover the early origins of Wickham, including recent finds at Wykeham Vale behind School Road, key buildings like the Barracks, Square Cow and Chesapeake Mill and our medieval Square, said to be the second largest village square in England.

Choose from Thursday 16 June or Thursday 21 July at 7:00pm. Details can be found here.

Latest 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.

Do you have something to contribute to the society?