Havant

Local History

Meetings: In the Waterloo Room at The Elms, 2 Lower Road, Bedhampton unless stated otherwise,
Contact:
John West by email at chair@havantu3a.org.uk or telephone on 023 9247 9384

This aims to be a friendly, fun, informative group exploring local history using members within U3A groups with local knowledge, and inviting experienced speakers along during the year. Talks tend to be about the local area, but not exclusively so. We aim to include at least two outside visits to places within easy reach.

How is it organised? A small team organise an annual programme which is planned in advance after everyone pitches in with suggestions and requests during the year.

Whether born and bred in the local area or more recently settled here, we all have an interest in what makes the place where we live – its buildings and its landscape, its people and their industry, culture, successes and tragedies. We have a varied programme in the Local History group with sessions suggested and led by group members. We have heard talks about Havant Workhouse,Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Portsmouth Pals and the Development of Paulsgrove and Wymering; visited Uppark, Portchester Castle, the St Cross Almshouses in Winchester, the Map Room at Southwick House and Winchester College and taken part in History Quiz Walks in Havant and Old Portsmouth.

Program - all meetings on are Fridays

Where possible car sharing is encouraged with a donation for petrol. Occasionally an invitation is extended to the other members of Havant U3A

Normal meetings are in the Waterloo Room at The Elms, Old Bedhampton on the 3rd Friday each month and start at 10:00am

A charge is made at the beginning of the term to cover the cost of hall hire and speakers.

2021
17th SeptCharles II and Nell GwynnHarvey Griffiths*Zoom Meeting
15th OctTrip to Fort Cumberland, details to follow Outing
19th Nov5 minutes against the clock with Gillian's timer In the Hall
10th DecChristmas Party In the Hall
2022
21st JanCarrots (Uppark)Bob FranceIn the Hall
18th FebBedhampton History Room and Local Maps In the Hall
18th MarTraining Dissenters Neil SpurgeonIn the Hall
22nd AprGosport Trip (note change of date) Outing
20th MaySailing the Solent (Part 1)Dave AllportIn the Hall
17th JunTrip to Bignor Roman Villa Outing
15th JulStill to be arrangedOr in-house planning?

* Invited speaker

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