Puttenham and Wanborough History Society

ABOUT THE SOCIETY

Puttenham and Wanborough History Society was formed in 1967 by a group of local people. At their first meeting on 7th July 1967 Jock Vevers proposed that the objectives of the Society should be “To promote and encourage the study, the preservation and the recording of the past and present history of the parishes of Puttenham and Wanborough.”

The Society grew, meetings and exhibitions were held in the Marwick Hall, Puttenham and outings were arranged. The society regularly published papers on local research and in 1972 Ruth Dugmore’s book ‘Puttenham under the Hog’s Back’ was published. Residents of the two villages began a collection of documents, photographs and pictures, which quickly grew, and were stored for several years in the village school.

Books by members of the society include Gillian Drew’s Wanborough, and Patrick Yarnold’s ‘Wanborough Manor – School for Secret Agents’ published (2009). Margaret Saunders used material from the archives in ‘Puttenham and Wanborough. The Past in Pictures’ (2000).

History Society 2018-19 Programme

The full 2018-19 meeting programme is listed here (Puttenham and Wanborough History Society Programme for 2018) .

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Events

Jan
25
Fri
Talk: ‘Charles Kerry and the Fairies: Puttenham’s famous curate and some of the tales he heard’ by Patrick Yarnold @ Marwick Hall
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

25 January 2019          ‘Charles Kerry and the Fairies: Puttenham’s famous curate and some of the tales he  heard’ by Patrick Yarnold

Puttenham and Wanborough History Society Programme for 2018-19

Meetings are held in the Marwick Hall, Puttenham on the last Friday of the month from October, starting at 8 pm

Feb
22
Fri
Talk: ‘The workhouse family and the local community under the Old Poor Law’ by Prof Tim Hitchcock (University of Sussex) @ Marwick Hall
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

22 February 2019       ‘The workhouse family and the local community under the Old Poor Law’ byProf Tim Hitchcock (University of Sussex)

Puttenham and Wanborough History Society Programme for 2018-19

Meetings are held in the Marwick Hall, Puttenham on the last Friday of the month from October, starting at 8 pm

Mar
29
Fri
Talk : ‘Who do you think you are? A beginner’s introduction to tracing the history of your house and your family @ Marwick Hall
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

29 March 2019           : ‘Who do you think you are? A beginner’s introduction to tracing the history of your house and your family, illustrated with examples from Puttenham and Wanborough’ by Marcus Bateman

 

Puttenham and Wanborough History Society Programme for 2018-19

Meetings are held in the Marwick Hall, Puttenham on the last Friday of the month from October, starting at 8 pm

Apr
26
Fri
Talk : ‘Clandon Park: revealed by the fire’ by Sophie Chessum (Senior Curator at Clandon Park) @ Marwick Hall
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

26 April 2019              ‘Clandon Park: revealed by the fire’ by Sophie Chessum (Senior Curator at Clandon Park)        

Puttenham and Wanborough History Society Programme for 2018-19

Meetings are held in the Marwick Hall, Puttenham on the last Friday of the month from October, starting at 8 p