News & 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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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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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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