Meetings are held at 7.15 pm on the last Friday of the winter months (except December) in the Fuller Hall.

Visitors are always welcome.


September 24th               
Alex Langlands:  Lecturer in medieval history and archaeology at Swansea University.
Well known from BBC2’s Victorian Farm, Edwardian Farm and Wartime Farm.
Old Sarum’s western suburbs and Salisbury Cathedral’s first Canons’ Close. What we know of Old Sarum and its hinterland at a time when it was one of the most important centres of government in England. This talk will be seen live in the Fuller Hall using Zoom…. or you can see it at home.

October 29th (AGM)
Hilde van der Huel: Community Archaeologist, New Forest National Park 
Recent archaeology in the New Forest plus a report on collaboration with a project on the Indian troops in the New Forest during WW1.

November 26th        
Thomas Clarke – Head Gardener at Exbury Gardens
The History of Exbury Gardens in the golden age of woodland gardening.  Historic photos from the Rothschild archives on the development of the UK’s most iconic woodland garden.



January 28th       
Nick Saunders: Chairman of New Milton Heritage Society
The S.O.E. at Beaulieu. What the SOE was in WW2, how agents were recruited and trained in Beaulieu and a review of the careers of two agents trained at Beaulieu.

February 25th      
Geraldine Beech & Pauline Shirley: Lymington Town Guides
A Brief History of Lymington. The  talk will give an overview of the rich and varied history of this town from Saxon times to the modern day.

March 25th           
John Pearce: Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at Kings College, London
The Romans in Hampshire: Ocean Rising, a Roman Divinity. A bronze mask recently discovered in Hampshire, the talk explores the significance of this treasure and relates it to other finds reported to Hampshire Portable Antiquities Scheme.


Previous talks can be viewed here