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

As it is not feasible to hold in-person meetings, all meetings are via Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Our April talk by Janet Few (aka Mistress Agnes) was an informative and entertaining look at the lives of our seventeenth ancestors. In Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs we heard why we might need a bum roll, the colour of C17th carrots, and many uses for urine! The meeting report will be available soon.

Our final meeting of the 2020/2021 programme is on 25th May. The AGM will be followed by A History of Birds by Simon Wills. We will hear the historical ‘back story’ behind many of our most familiar birds and how they acquired their names. What did Charles II keep in his bedroom, and Florence Nightingale in her pocket? Join us to find out!

New 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?