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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

Society AGM Monday – 8th October at 2.30pmat St Mary's Church Hall

Mrs Teresa Dent CBE, Chief Executive of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust - a leading UK charity conducting conservation science to enhance the British countryside for public benefit, headquartered in Fordingbridge, will give a brief History of the organisation. For over 80 years the Trust has been researching and developing game and wildlife management techniques using research to provide training and advice on how best to improve the biodiversity of the countryside

AGENDA1.Chairman’s opening remarks2.Apologies for absence3.Minutes of the last meeting4.Matters arising5.Chairman’s Report6.Treasurer’s Report7.Election of Officers (see enclosed nomination form)8.Election of Committee9.Appointment of Independent Financial Examiner10.Any Other Business

After the formal business is concluded, there will be a presentation on Brief History of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust by Mrs Teresa Dent CBE, Chief Executive. This will be followed by (optional) tea & cakes.

THE LECTURES FOR THE 2018-19 WINTER SEASON