Recording and Preserving History  

    for Future Generations    

We will hold on-line "Zoom" Workshops on some 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 -

  27th Sept.   An Overview of
the Society's Records and Resources available for Research  by Phoebe Merrick + Discussion

 4th Oct. -  Topic TBA plus Discussion 
Romsey Local History Society

  Click "Here"  to see "Events " for Jun - Dec 2021 

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

Images from the  Romsey  Local History Society  Collection  -   
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*** Please check "Events & Talks" and "Workshops" below for any forthcoming changes to 2021 programme *** 

* Return to "Live" Main Talks *  - Covid Precautions may apply

Thursday 30th September at 7.30 p.m. in the Town Hall, Romsey

The Home Front 1914 - 1920    Speaker: Barbara Burbridge

followed by:- The Mayflower - the people, the clothes and the cargo

Monday 11th October at 7.30pm in the Town Hall, Romsey

Speaker: Mary Harris


Our main programme of events will go ahead with 

"face to face" meetings in the Town Hall after the summer break

but Covid-19 "Space", "Mask" and "Hands" precautions will apply.

Events may be subject to change at short notice.

 Most Meetings will now be in the Council Chamber. The stair lift has been replaced by a new "proper" lift located in the rear stairwell for use by those who may have difficulty using the front staircase.  

"Members" will automatically receive a separate invitation to Zoom "EVENTS" 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 Zoom talks 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, notifications and changes by email.  Please send your email address, if you have not already done so, to  romsey.history@gmail.com to receive these.  Past 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 Newsletters can be sent.
Past Event -

Some Zoom Meetings will continue during the rest of 2021 and possibly longer, subject to Covid restrictions.


We now have access to our book storage facility again so book sales are now available once again - please click on

"Buy Our Books" to have a browse and maybe place an order. 

Romsey Festival 2021

During the Festival Romsey Local History Society has prepared an exhibition on the history of 'Shops and Shopkeepers' in and around Romsey Market Place. There are 35 posters which will be displayed in shop windows or inside shops. Please look and find as many as you can.

If you wish, you can download a

"Short Quiz" (just for fun) which can be answered by using the information on the posters. Quiz sheets and further information can also be obtained from the Visitors Information Centre in Church Street.

Festival Quiz Answers

Click any button or underlined


to read more or to view

external web pages.

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when clicked.

  Join Us  

We are an active group of over 250 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.