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The Fordingbridge Historical Society

The Fordingbridge Historical Society is a non-profit making society, affiliated to the British Association for Local History.The Society promotes interest in all aspects of local and National History with a full and programme of Winter lectures from November to March by experts in their field followed by Summer visits in April to September to places of local and national interest and significance. We also host two member social events each year: a buffet with wine at the AGM and a lunch in the Summer at a carefully selected location.The Society initiates and becomes involved in local activities that the committee believes to be in within its aims, and awards two history prizes annually to students at the Burgate School and sixth Form complex.The Society mixes education with entertainment and social activities for the benefit of members with a representative committee to ensure these aims are met.We welcome new members and visitors to lectures and summer visits are always welcome for a small charge (in addition to visit charge)Contact number: Alastair Dalrymple Secretary 01425 653407 aldalrymple@aol.com

What We Do

Related web sitesThe Fordingbridge MuseumThe Fordingbridge SocietyThe Fordingbridge LibraryThe Fordingbridge Town CouncilThe Fordingbridge PlayersThe Salisbury Museum

Revised Constitution

Areas of InterestThe Grave of August JohnJane Oliver - local AuthorBoscombe Down Aviation CollectionNew Forest Remembers ProjectBooks of local interest

Sunday 7th May 2017 - 3pm The history of Merton Augustinian Priory will be remembered at St Mary's Church BreamoreOn Sunday 7th May at 3pm the history of Merton Augustinian Priory will be highlighted and remembered at St Mary's Church, Breamore. Breamore Church was built by Saxons around 980, and an Augustinian Priory was established further down the hill in 1130. Merton Priory contributed St Thomas a Becket, a Pope - Adrian IV (Nicholas Breakespear), the laws of this country - Magna Carta refined at Merton into the Eleven Statutes of Merton in 1236 and housed in the House of Lords, and Merton College, Oxford, founded by Walter de Merton in 1264.

The 2017 Society Visits 15th May - Museum of Army Flying17th July Wilton House16th August Edmondsham House18th September Winchetser CathedralFull details and reservation forms to be sent out soon to allPlease contact Alastair Dalrymple