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

Meetings

The 2019-2020 programme will launch on Tuesday 24th September.

We start our new season of talks with one of great local interest:
Archaeological Excavations in Wickham

Between 2018 and 2019, Cotswold Archaeology excavated a Roman Roadside settlement finding a number of substantial post-built structures amidst a network of road-aligned enclosures and few industrial features.

Of particular interest was the organic remains of a wood-lined well preserved beneath the water table. This feature contained an inscribed wooden tablet and shoe sole. Further evidence on site revealed Mesolithic flint working alongside the remains of a Bronze Age funerary landscape.

We are pleased to welcome back Project Officer Jeremy Clutterbuck who will provide an overview of the archaeological investigations and an update from the ongoing post-excavation analysis.

See here for some more excavation images.

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

Do you have something to contribute to the society?