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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

Our Next LectureMonday 10th December 2018Dan Pascoe Excavation of the Georgian Warship, The Invincible The Invincible was built by the French in 1744 and captured by the British in 1747. It was used by the Royal Navy until it sank in the Solent in 1758. A small-scale excavation took place during the 1980s but the site has become increasingly exposed due to shifting sands, requiring an emergency rescue excavation before all records of the ship are lost. Dan Pascoe, of Pascoe Archaeology is the site licensee.

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THE LECTURES FOR THE 2018-19 WINTER SEASON

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