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All meetings are held in the Small Hall in Rowlands Castle Parish Hall


Current Programme

Thursday 15th November 2018

The History of the RAF
to mark the RAF's one hundredth anniversary

Dai Lawrence of RAF Odiham


Thursday 13th December 2018

The Ghosts and Traditions of Victorian Theatre

John Bartlett, Local Historian


Thursday 10th January 2019

A History of Portsmouth Dockyard

Colin Lay, Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historic Trust

See below for detail of a visit to the Museum


Thursday February 14th 2019

Smuggling in Rowlands Castle
in the 18th century & the infamous Hawkshurst Gang

Chris Hare


Thursday 14th March 2019

A V Roe and the Saunders Roe Flying Boats
an insight into the work of a Rowlands Castle resident

Steve Alcock, Solent Sky Museum

See below for details of a visit to the Solent Sky Museum


Thursday 11th April 2019

The Lost Medieval Village of Idsworth

Mark Seaman, Local historian and archaeologist

See below for details of a visit to the Idsworth and St Hubert's church


Thursday 10th October 2019

followed by
The Roman History of Rowlands Castle

Richard Milton, Local Historian

To be followed by drinks and refreshments


Visits 2019

To sign up for a visit, please register at a talk in advance.

Thursday 9th May 2019
Portsmouth Dockyard
The history of the Royal Portsmouth Dockyard and of the dockyard workers

Thursday 13th June 2019
Solent Sky Museum
The history of aviation in Southampton & the Solent, including Southampton's role
as the largest flying boat centre in the world and
the development of the Spitfire

Thursday 12th September 2019
Visit to Idsworth
A tour of the site of the medieval village with Mark seaman,
followed by a talk by Mike Driver on St Hubert's church.

For further information, please contact