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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 8 April 2019The Graffiti in Salisbury Cathedral By - Steve DunnAfter retiring as a Civil Servant Steve Dunn spent six years administering St Nicholas Hospital, an alms house in Salisbury. He has been a volunteer guide at Salisbury Cathedral for ten years, for five of which he held the appointment of Head Guide. Retiring from this post in 2016, he now directs the Cathedral’s Graffiti Survey Project, part of the Cathedral’s 800th Anniversary programme.
Our Lectures are held at St Mary's Church Hall in Fordingbridge starting at 2.30pm