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Programme of Events 2023

Tank traps near Basingstoke Railway Station

Past Programmes

You can find out about the programme in previous years:

All Field Club members are welcome to attend ANY of the events. Members may bring a guest, joint-members may bring two guests.

Members - please see your newsletter for exact meeting places, and any booking requirements.

Non-members - please contact the section leader or secretary to see if places are available.

25th March SATURDAY


Landscape Section, a morning outing (10 am - 1.00 pm) to follow up Dr Katy Whitaker's lecture on 'Sarsen Stones'. There will be a visit to West Woods, near Marlborough, to see sarsen stones in situ.

Further information can be found on the Landscape Section homepage

12th April WEDNESDAY

HFC&AS, OGS Crawford Lecture by Dr Mike Allen: 'Cerne Abbas – Playing with Giant Ideas: new evidence from excavations at the Cerne Abbas Giant, Dorset.'

7.30 pm Hampshire Record Office, Winchester, SO23 8TH.

27th April THURSDAY

Archaeology Section, The David Johnston Memorial Lecture to be given by Paul Cheetham and Miles Russell (Bournemouth University)

Iron Age life at Winterborne Kingston: what the people are telling us.

20th May SATURDAY Historic Buildings Section, visit to Holy Trinity Church, Millbrook, Southampton,at 2.00pm, and a talk about Southampton’s Victorian churches by Frank Green.

HFC&AS, Annual General Meeting and President's Lecture

7.30 pm Hampshire Record Office, Winchester, SO23 8TH.

15th June THURSDAY

Archaeology Section, WARG dig at IBM Hursley: there is a free, exclusive evening viewing of the third and final year of WARG's excavations in the grounds of Hursley Park on Thursday 15th June 2023 at 6pm.

24th June SATURDAY Local History Section, Charlotte Mary Yonge Day; 10.00-17.00.
29th June THURSDAY

Archaeology Section, morning visit, 11.00 am, to Winterborne Kingston excavations: following this year’s David Johnston Memorial Lecture, given by Paul Cheetham, Bournemouth University are continuing their exploration of the Durotriges (and others) landscape in Dorset.

20th July THURSDAY

Archaeology Section, evening visit, 6pm, to PCA excavations at New Alresford, Hampshire: PCA are excavating a Bronze Age and Anglo-Saxon burial site in advance of development. HFC members are invited along to see the results and talk to the archaeologists. 


31st August THURSDAY

Archaeology Section, evening visit, 6pm, to PCA ‘Central Winchester Regeneration’ excavations.

9th September SATURDAY

Landscape and Local HIstory Sections, visit to Stokes Bay with introductory talks and a guided walk around the area.

Further information will be found on the Landscape Section homepage

29th September FRIDAY

Local History Section, AGM and ‘Annual Lecture' to be given by Professor Michael Hicks: 'Hampshire’s Greatest Landowners'.

7.15 - 8.30 pm Hampshire Record Office, Winchester, SO23 8TH.

12th October THURSDAY

Historic Buildings Section, Section AGM and Lecture on 'Quire stalls in Christchurch Priory'.

7.00 - 8.30 pm Hampshire Record Office, Winchester, SO23 8TH.

18th November SATURDAY

Archaeology Section, Conference and AGM: “What we’ve done and what we’ve found” highlighting the latest sites and finds from Hampshire over the last few years.

From time to time, other societies and groups will give details of events, which may be of interest to our members, and we advertise these whenever possible.

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