Speakers for the coming season

Speakers for the 2019 – 2020 programme have now been confirmed. Dates and speakers are: September 17th 2019 Wig, Powder & Windows ~ Phoebe Merrick October 15th Mills & Milling ~ Martin Gregory November 19th Harlots, Dung & Glory Pt II ~ Andrew Negus December 17th George Watts Memorial Lecture ~The Restoration of the Market…

By wilfrid 15th August 2019 0

TITCHFIELD HISTORY SOCIETY ANNUAL OUTING

  It was the hottest day of the year for our outing this year, luckily, we had chosen to visit venues which were mainly indoors.  Our morning took us to the Hospital of St Cross in Winchester, which was founded by Henry de Blois.  After morning refreshments of coffee and homemade cakes we were given…

By wilfrid 28th July 2019 0

Summer Picnic 2019

The Summer picnic for the History Society has become a regular event and is normally blessed with fine warm weather, however this year was far from the case with very heavy showers and a chill wind, not picnic weather!  This was even more disappointing as we had invited Bishop’s Waltham Society to be our guests…

By wilfrid 21st June 2019 0

Chairman’s Report 2019

  I first of all I must apologise for not presenting this in person and would like to thank Peter Mills for chairing this meeting in my place. 2018/19 Season has been very busy and productive for the Society.  Attendances at meetings have been consistently above those of previous years and bearing in mind our…

By wilfrid 28th May 2019 0

St George’s Day and Titchfield

April 23rd, St George’s Day, has two important historical associations with Titchfield; the royal wedding of Margaret of Anjou to Henry VI, and the birth of William Shakespeare. Margaret of Anjou was the bride chosen for the hapless king Henry VI. She had royal connections in France; her father Rene, duke of Anjou, was a…

By Bryan 24th April 2019 0

History of the Ordnance Survey

Thankful for the great British mapping system, history society members managed to find their way to the community centre and listen to a talk about the history of Ordnance Survey. The founding father of the Ordnance Survey is considered to be William Roy, who as a Scottish military engineer, was assigned the task to carry…

By wilfrid 23rd April 2019 0

Breweries of Titchfield

BREWERIES AND PUBS OF TITCHFIELD Brewing was like baking in early times, undertaken by many ordinary tenants. Before public water supply companies, well and river water could be unreliable, brewing was one of the methods of sterilizing it for consumption. The licensing of brewers and the testing of ale was one of the duties of…

By Marilyn 23rd March 2019 2

Summer Outing Winchester

This Season’s Summer Outing for History Society members and guests  will take us to Winchester to visit the Hospital of St Cross and Winchester College. On arrival we will have refreshments, followed by our own group tour carried out by one of the brothers wearing traditional gown .  The hospital is one of the oldest…

By Marilyn 23rd March 2019 0