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October 6, 2019|News

Beverley Babes – Exhibition on Saturday 12th October 2019

Who are the ‘Beverley Babes’? What is their connection to Wickham? As Britain prepared for the possibility of going to war with Germany, the Southsea based Royal Naval and Royal Marine Maternity Home, known as Bowland, made plans to evacuate their premises, with patients and staff to be taken to Beverley House, Wickham. On the…

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August 23, 2019|News

Wickham Walks 2019

SUMMER HISTORY WALKS Our two summer Village History Walks were both very well attended by village folk – we were joined by people who once lived in Wickham, returning to re-discover our village. We had another successful series of Music Festival history walks this year – 50 in total, 23 on Friday and 27 on…

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January 26, 2019|News

Wickham History Boards are Installed!

In January 2019 twelve information boards highlighting different aspects of Wickham’s history – using text, photos and illustrations – were installed at key locations around the village. A brief ceremony to unveil the history boards took place on the Village Green, Bridge Street, opposite St Nicholas Church at noon on Saturday 26th January. Nearly 70…

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September 30, 2018|News

WHS at Taste of Wickham 2018

Wickham History Society was at “Taste of Wickham” on Sunday 9th September, celebrating Wickham’s Pubs and Brewing. We had a great day with lots of visitors and stories. Wickham had many pubs, now only three remain: Greens (formerly The Star), the King’s Head and the Square Cow (formerly the Wickham Wine Bar). Our ‘lost pubs’…

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September 30, 2018|News

Wickham Walks 2018

Wickham History Society activities continued over the summer with several of our guided history walks. In July, we led six local history walks – two for Wickham residents, two for Wickham Festival goers and two for other organisations – which all proved very popular – the good weather helped too!

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August 31, 2018|News

Summer Visits to Salisbury and Titchfield

The first of our summer visits was an early evening walk around Titchfield on the evening 5th June led by Brian Barrett, discovering its early origins, wonderful houses and early importance – including a royal marriage. Our second summer visit was to Salisbury. Andrew Negus took us on a tour of the Cathedral and its…

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February 19, 2018|News

The Wickham History Boards project is under way!

Wickham History Society, working with Wickham Parish Council, has secured Heritage Lottery Funding for the installation of History Boards around Wickham and a digital QR trail, allowing smartphone users to see more information on key buildings and sites as they walk around the village. The boards and QR trail will be in place by January…

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November 29, 2017|News

Summer Visit to Little Woodham

Wickham History Society joined with Wickham Society to enjoy a combined summer outing. We visited the Little Woodham Living History Experience, a 17th century village at Gosport. The villagers were pleased to tell us about their way of life and demonstrate their skills – the potter, blacksmith, weaver, lacemaker, herbalist, innkeeper, and the scribe.  …

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October 1, 2017|News

WHS at the Taste of Wickham 2017

Wickham History Society joined  “Taste of Wickham” again this year with a display celebrating the ‘Butchers of Wickham’. Did you know we can trace the first known butcher in Wickham back to 1398 ? He was called John Boucher (John the Butcher)! There has been a butcher’s shop where Meon Valley Butcher’s is today for…

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