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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
What We Do
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Our Next Lecture 9th December at 2.30pm Adrian Green – Finding Pitt RiversDistinguished soldier, compulsive collector, archaeologist, major landowner and anthropologist… General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers (1827 – 1900) was a man of many talents and achievements. This talk is an introduction to this Victorian polymath and the archaeological sites he excavated on Cranborne Chase.Adrian Green has been Director of Salisbury Museum for over 11 years. Prior to working at Salisbury he worked for Bromley Museum and the Museum of London. He has a degree in archaeology from UCL and an MA in Museum Studies from Leicester University. Telephone Alastair Dalrymple 01425 653407or email aldalrymple@aol,com for more information
Forthcoming History EventsChristmas at Mompesson House (Salisbury) - A Victorian Christmas This year the house ground floor rooms will be decorated for a Victorian Christmas, inspired by the diaries of resident Jinny Townsend. There'll be beautifully decorated Christmas trees, displays of festive food & gifts with a fun Christmas trail for children. EveryThursday to Sunday, 11.00-3.30, from 23rd November to 22nd December.