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November 30, 2018|Reports

“Remembrance and Commemoration” by Neil Bond

November 2018 was the centenary of the end of the Great War and our November 27th talk was given by Neil Bond, wearing the uniform of a Great War army “Padre”. It was a thoughtful and challenging talk to 35 members and guests of Wickham History Society on how we think of and remember those…

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October 30, 2018|Reports

“Salisbury – A Tale of Two Cities (Part 2)” by Andrew Negus

On 23rd October 53 members and guests of Wickham History Society had another barnstorming talk from Andrew Negus – his ‘Part 2’ of the history of Salisbury, following his very well received talk last year. We first ‘finished off’ the cathedral, learning and seeing more about the magnificent decorative stone and wood carvings and also…

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September 30, 2018|Reports

“An Armchair Tour of Medieval Southampton” with Dr Cheryl Butler

Did you know that Southampton has more medieval town walls surviving than either York or Chester? On 25th September – our first ever September meeting – Dr Cheryl Butler gave thirty four members and guests of Wickham History Society a tour of medieval Southampton. There is no longer an official brothel on East Street (although…

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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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May 31, 2018|Reports

Wickham History Society: Annual Report 2017 – 2018

Chair’s Introduction: We hope that you might want to get involved with some of the projects listed below and contribute to or use our archives and website. Do encourage others to join the Society too. We are pleased with our new logo and hope you are too ! Membership, Talks, Walks and Summer Visits Last…

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May 31, 2018|Reports

“Art, History and Toothache” – Iain Laws

After training as a maxillofacial surgeon, Iain’s interest in art related to the subject was awakened by seeing a classical sculpture of St. John in Prague – the Saint was holding what appeared to be a painful face. Iain followed this with pictures of sculptures, paintings and drawings from the 16th century onwards, showing patients…

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April 30, 2018|Reports

“Beverley Babes” by Jane Painter

On April 24th, the society’s Secretary, Jane Painter, gave us a very well researched talk on the subject of the ‘Beverley Babes’. ‘Beverley’ is a substantial Georgian house, lying along the Southwick Road a short way from the Church crossroads. Beverley’s spacious grounds are open to the public every summer for the annual Church Fete….

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March 31, 2018|Reports

“Salisbury – A Tale of Two Cities” by Andrew Negus

On March 27, over sixty members and guests were treated to very well presented and researched talk by Andrew Negus. Around 400 BC a hill fort was built, roughly oval in shape, about 400m in length and 2 miles north of present day Salisbury. It was known as Old Sarum (from Searoburh meaning fortress) with…

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