This Society was formed over 20 years ago and now there is a regular programme of winter meetings and organised walks during the summer months. Currently meetings are held in the Small Hall of the Parish Hall; the numbers attending are increasing in size, currently around 50 to each meeting. However new members are very welcome. If interested, please just come to a meeting or email email@example.com.
There was interest in village history before the Society was formed. Charles Cotton, a celebrated Victorian watercolourist, wrote contemporary comments in the 1860’s to accompany his paintings.
In 1929, a history was published under
the authorship of “EJW” who was believed to be a Mr Waddeson from
Histories of the Village have been included as part of Royal celebrations in 1935, 1937, 1953 and 1977. Formal histories were published in the 1960’s by CC Stanley and June Williamson. Other driving forces were Clifford Miles and now Ted Redsull (whose Fayre Day exhibitions are a delight).
(Kind acknowledgements to Paul Marshman, long-time Historian of Rowlands Castle, and in particular his article “Preserving the Past” in the Rowlands Castle Association Village Magazine Spring 2010).
Sonya Teale (92412675) records the
recollections of the residents of
Rowlands Castle Model Railway on YouTube