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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

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

Our Next LectureMonday 11th February 2019Spitfire – the Unsung HeroesBy - Paul BeaverThe Spitfire is a British and the most fighter aeroplanes in the world. It was conceived and initial built in Hampshire by a team of dedicated engineers. Since first publishing SPITFIRE PEOPLE in 2015, Paul Beaver has continued to research the provenance of the Supermarine Type 300 and the Spitfire, discovering that the perceived wisdom that it was the work of one man is a myth. He will explain why.

Winner of the Burgate School 6th Form Fordingbridge Historical Society Prize.I am pleased to tell our members that this year's prize was awarded to Emille Ryan. Mrs Fenner, Head of 6th Form, has told me that Emillie "perfected her writing skills so that her arguments were convincing and contributed to class discussions with perceptive points. Her understaning of the historical context was excellent. A determined young lady who was only satisfied to hand in work of the absolute highest standard".


Our Lecures are held at St Mary's Church Hall in Fordingbridge starting at 2.30pm