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   Recording and Preserving History  

    for Future Generations    

 **** WORKSHOPS  ****
Weekly "Face-to-Face" Workshop meetings in the Romsey Town Hall Basement
each Monday (just drop in)
between 10.00 a.m. to Noon. 
  (except Bank Holidays)

For other times (including evenings) by arrangement -
either by email:

by phone to the chairman
01794 367701
Romsey Local History Society

*** Please check "Events & Talks" and "Workshops" below for any forthcoming changes to the programme *** 

 Click "Here"  to see "Events " for July 2024 - Dec. 2024 

May be subject to change so please check back now & then. 

Images from the  Romsey  Local History Society  Collection  -   
Hover for a description

The next Main Event is  

A Zoom "Chat" meeting 

will be held at 11 a.m.  on the 3rd Thursday of each Month as follows :-

Thursday 18th July 2024

11.00 a.m. via Zoom

Updating the book on Romsey pubs -

'So Drunk he Must have been to Romsey'
led by Mary Harris



Thursday 15th August
11.00 a.m. via Zoom
Talk on some recent acquisitions:

Stares wartime ledger

and Rolfe's Caravans
by Janet Kearns




The "Survey of  Romsey  Project" (SORP) group will meet on the 1st

 Thursday of each month between 10 a.m.  - 12 noon

at the Town Hall .

Next meeting of SORP

is on the 4th. July 2024 with

Professor Roger Leech

Members who have already provided

their email address to the Society will be

 sent a 'Link' and 'Passcode' which can

then be used to join "Zoom" meetings

Please Contact us well beforehand

if yourequire help in joining any

future "Zoom" meetings .

a "Face to Face" event on


Friday 16th August at 2.15 p.m.

Schools in Romsey -  a Slide Show


Host : Phoebe Merrick

at Romsey Town Hall Council Chamber


followed by an​

additional Event on 

Saturday 24th August (all day) and

Sunday 25th August (afternoon only)


An Exhibition commemorating the 

362nd  Anniversary of the Abbey

United Reformed Church in Romsey. 


Hosted by members of the URC

and Romsey Local History Society.

Venue : URC, Abbey Water, Romsey


followed by a talk on


Monday 9th September, 7.30 p.m.


Hursley Park - The Development and 

Destruction of Hursley Manor : 

Archaeological Excavation 2021-23

Speaker: Dr. David Ashby
Venue: Romsey Town Hall Council Chamber



Our main  "Programme"  of

events for 2024 will start with

Zoom Meetings in

January and February and then 

continue in March with "face to face" meetings in the

Town Hall Court Room.  

A few Meetings may be held in the Council Chamber

upstairs which can now be accessed by a new "proper"

lift that has been installed in the rear of the Town Hall for use by

those who may have difficulty using the front staircase. 

To all members of Romsey Local History Society : We will send out newsletters, notifications and changes by email.  To receive these then, if you have not already done so, please send your email address, to . 

Newsletters can also be viewed on the website under "Romsey's History" on the menu, for you to print out.  If requested a paper version of the Newsletters is available.
Anglo Saxon Settlement.jpg
Click on Saxon Helmet to view the results of the work carried out during the
"Saxon Romsey Project" 

Book sales - please click on  "Buy Our Books" to have a browse and maybe place an order. 

  Why not Join Us  

We are an active group of over 250 members which includes local amateur historians and archaeologists, whose aims are to research, record and preserve the history of Romsey and local areas for future generations.

Click any button or underlined text to read more or to view external web pages. Some photos will enlarge when clicked.

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