Petersfield

Petersfield History

Status: Meeting on Zoom
When: Third Thursday from 2.00 to 4.00pm.
Where: Members home in rotation although hosting is voluntary
Access: Private House
Contact: Peter Jolly, Convenor Click the Message icon

The Petersfield History Group was formed in October 2012 to study the history of the town and to produce worthwhile research that could be saved and published in the longer term. It is a hands-on group with members doing their own research and then sharing it with the others in the group.

The first project for the ten members was to write a book on the history of College Street. Each person had their own area of responsibility and carried out their own research, meeting together each month to discuss issues and help one another. The College Street project has now drawn to a close and the book was published in September 2016.

The group has now moved on to consider other aspects of Petersfield`s history. It will probably remain as a working group requiring individuals to carry out research, whether on-line or at the Museum, Library or Records Office, etc. Current research projects being undertaken by group members include aspects of the history of the Bedford Road Industrial Site, policing in Petersfield, local brickworks, the 1874 Election in Petersfield, Thomas Reed and the Swing Riots, the Firs Park site in Durford Road, the changes brought about by the coming of the railway, the construction of the toll roads and turnpikes and the royal visit to the town in the 1920s.

Experience has shown us that the subject is such a broad one that more than one group could be set up if there are enough enthusiastic members. If you have an interest in our local history and would like to join us, send a message.

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