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


Last season, like many societies, WHS had to think about how we could continue to hold meetings.  We embraced technology and held our meetings via Zoom.

We are now delighted to announce that in-person meetings will resume in September!

The first talk of the new season will be on Tuesday 28th September. Our speaker will be the popular Andrew Negus, historian and blue badge guide, who will give the second talk in his series on the development of Portsmouth, Harlots, Dung and Glory, covering the period 1800-1870.

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?