Category: Reports

November 1, 2017|Reports

“SS London” by Simon Wills

51 members and visitors were treated to an well-researched and enthralling account of the loss of this Victorian ship,  given by Simon Wills, a maritime genealogist. In 1866 the London was a modern ‘luxury’ vessel, travelling from London to Australia with 269 persons on board plus substantial cargo. The SS London was a “hybrid” at…

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May 29, 2017|Reports

Wickham History Society: Annual Report 2016 -2017  

Chair’s Introduction: A written report, in addition to the financial report, is an innovation but there have been many activities which merit a report.  We hope that you might want to get involved with some of the projects and contribute to or use our archives and website. Do encourage others to join the Society too….

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April 30, 2017|Reports

“20 Million Bricks: History of Brickmaking & of Bursledon Brickworks” – Carolyne Haynes

Our talk on April 4th to 48 members and visitors was given by Dr Carolyne Haynes, a retired architect, who has spent the past five years becoming ‘passionate about bricks’ and helping Bursledon Brickworks in its objective to become the country’s leading brick museum and award winning example of industrial archaeology. The first part of…

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April 30, 2016|Reports

Female lnebriates in Victorian England – Jane Fox

What a title! ln a change from our published programme, Jane Fox, an expert local genealogist, spoke of coming across a mysterious house on the same street while studying her own family history. Number 99 Southam Street in North Kensington had a matron, a deputy matron and 9 ‘inmates’. lt was the Victorian equivalent of today‘s…

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