Local History Societies & Associated Community Groups

In Hampshire alone, there are many local history societies and community-based archive-related groups concerned with local history and heritage. Each of them has a similar aim – to investigate and tell the story of their locality. They each face similar challenges, but often have different means of meeting them. One of the aims of this site is therefore to help them to share experience and knowledge.

This section gives the contacts details of some of them.  If you belong to a local history society or such a group and have not already supplied information for the site, please download the pro forma and send it to us to claim your free listing. 

Local history societies and other groups featured here can also be found on the websites of the Community & Heritage Group of the Archives & Records Association and the British Association for Local History.

This is a platform for those who run such groups to promote their events, recruit new members and sell their publications and other products, as well as making fruitful links with other groups.

Elsewhere on the site are details for making applications to the Hampshire Archives Trust for grants up to £10,000.

Steam-powered vehicle constructed by Taskers, at their Waterloo Ironworks in the Anna valley, near Andover.
Local History Societies & Associated Groups
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Independent Website for Hampshire History

If you Google ‘Hampshire history’ the first hit is a Wikipedia entry, a short piece with ‘multiple issues’, according to its editors. The next is www.hampshire-history.com,

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Launch of the Society’s publication,The Archaeology of Andover
Local History Societies & Associated Groups
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Andover History and Archaeology Society

The Andover History and Archaeology Society was formed in 1991 by the union of two much older societies, namely the Andover Archaeology Society,founded in 1965,

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Bishop's Waltham Museum Trust
Local History Societies & Associated Groups
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Bishop’s Waltham Museum Trust

Bishop’s Waltham Museum Trust runs a small museum in the grounds of Bishop’s Waltham Palace and has substantial archives. The Bishops Waltham Museum Trust building

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Buriton Village Association
Local History Societies & Associated Groups
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Buriton Village Association

The parish of Buriton, Hampshire, has a rich local heritage and a fascinating local history. As with many places, however, there is a risk that,

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