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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
Areas of InterestThe Grave of August JohnJane Oliver - local AuthorBoscombe Down Aviation CollectionNew Forest Remembers ProjectBooks of local interest
Our Next LectureMonday 14 January 2019Emma James: The History of Mompesson House Emma James is the Visitor Experience Officer at Mompesson House, the National Trust property in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close. She will give a brief history of the house and share a little about what you can look forward to if (or hopefully when!) you visit Mompesson in 2019 including a preview of the exhibition and what goes on behind the scenes during the winter months.
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".
THE LECTURES FOR THE 2018-19 WINTER SEASON
Our Lecures are held at St Mary's Church Hall in Fordingbridge starting at 2.30pm