Recording and Preserving History  

    for Future Generations    

During Covid-19 we will be holding on-line Workshops on Monday mornings from
11.00 a.m. to Noon.
Members who have already provided their email address to the Society will have been  sent a WORKSHOP  'Link' and 'Passcode' which can then be used to join all workshops -
25th Jan -  General Discussion Workshop
1st  Feb -   Buildings in the Market Place, Romsey introduced by Mary Harris and Roger  Leech - a 10 to 15 mins.  presentation of the topic followed by discussion.
  2021 Zoom "Online" Talks - Click "Here" to see how to attend these Meetings

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* Next Main Online Zoom Talk *  -  Thursday 28th January 2021

 Join the meeting from 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm prompt start

 "Combs, Coins & Crucibles - Trade & Production in Saxon Hamwic" 

- Presented by: Matt Garner 

"Members" will automatically receive a separate invitation to each "TALK" together with a 'Link' & 'Passcode' "if" they have already provided their email address to the Society.  "Non-Members" can also register their email address for this particular

talk via  "romsey.history@gmail.com"  in order to receive an invitation.

Chairman's Report Dec. 2020

*** Up to 60 participants 

 have attended each online talk of the Society during   Covid-19 - why not join us at the next ONLINE talk? 

Please Contact us well beforehand if you

require help in joining

any future online talk,

 meeting or workshop.

To all members of Romsey Local History Society : During Covid -19 we will send out newsletters by email.  Please send your email address, if you have not already done so, to  romsey.history@gmail.com to receive your copy.  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 can be sent.

  Click "Here"  to see online events & talks for Jan - March 2021 

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

Next Meetings -

  Join Us  

We are an active group of over 300 members which includes local amateur historians and archaeologists, whose aim is to research, record and preserve the history of Romsey and local areas for future generations.

Thursday 26th March at 7.30 pm

Romsey Town Hall Court Room

Why does Romsey have an Abbey?

Looking at the available later Saxon evidence in the local & a much wider context

Speaker: Frank Green

Friday 27th March at 2.15 pm

Romsey Town Hall Court Room

Amateur Dramatics before RAODS:

A slide show
Speaker: Phoebe Merrick

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'Romsey Local History Society  will be holding  a number of
using Zoom video conferencing. 
Please  "register by email"  to receive an invitation to attend events.
Please check the website for up to date information as the programme may change at
short notice.'

Covid-19 Update Jan. 2021

We are currently unable to access our book storage facility during Lockdown so book sales are temporarily suspended until restrictions are lifted. 

The Town Hall Basement, 1 Market Place, Romsey, Hants. SO51 8YZ 

Romsey Local History Society
is part of the LTVAS Group
 (The Lower Test Valley Archaeological Study Group).
LTVAS Group is a registered charity No. 271293

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December 2014 

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