The Fordingbridge Historical Society
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Contact Contact  COVID 19 UPDATE : We are currently waiting for government guidance on when we can start to meet collectively again. No membership fees are payable until the next AGM . New members are very welcome to join free of charge until the AGM (to be advised).

Due to the current lockdown situation, we attach below some topics which may be of interest

The Fordingbridge Historical Society is a member of The British Association for Local History which is organising a number of history webinars. Please click here for more information. (Our members can get a £2 discount click for Information) .
Request for Information The Society has just received a request regarding the Eyre Coote Monument located in West Park between Damerham and Rockbourne. Please let us know if you have any information on the history of the Park and the Monument - past and present.
Our Mission Statement: The Fordingbridge Historical Society (FHS) promotes history through an annual programme of lectures, visits and social activities for our members and welcome guests. FHS’s aim is to provide a friendly environment to all who share our enthusiasm for all aspects of history.
Book of the Month
Book of the month : Juliette de Bairachi Levy, best known as a herbalist, lived for several years near Abbots Well, Frogham, Fordingbridge. A friend of Augustus John and local gypsies, she describes her unfettered life which she and her children much enjoyed in body and spirit.
More information here   Fordingbridge Cast Iron Gas  poles found in Norway         Fordingbridge Cast Iron Gas Poles found in Norway. The Society received an enquiry about a number of gas poles that were marked "Ingram & Phillips Fordingbridge 1866".  These would have been made at Stuckton in the iron foundry subsequently taken over by Armfields. An excellent example of their work is found in Church Street Fordingbridge. The poles in question were not able to be used as originally intended and so they were sold to an individual from Kongsberg in Norway.