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Since 1885, the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society has been the county-wide organisation which has led the study of Hampshire, its environment and heritage. It is not bound by tradition, however, and is constantly evolving to provide the best possible awareness of and access to Hampshire's heritage.

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Digital Updates: The third in our series of Digital Updates comes from the Archaeology Section where a variety of online resources and opportunities for self-guided walks are explored. Earlier updates are still available: Digital Update 2 from the Landscape Section and Digital Update 1 on the Mayflower.

Hampshire Studies - Volume 71, 2016, and Volume 72, 2017, are now both fully available to read online or to download.

The contribution to research on Anglo-Saxon Winchester and Wessex by Emeritus Professor Barbara Yorke, University of Winchester, has been honoured by a 'Festschrift' edited by Alex Langlands and Ryan Lavelle.

Dr Tom Hulme, Queen's University of Belfast, was due to speak on the Mayflower in Southampton at the postponed Local History Spring Symposium; he has produced a short, 19-minute, podcast on this topic and this talk has been illustrated and also made available on the HFC YouTube Channel. You can find out more about the Mayflower Research Project online.

Hampshire Studies Volume 75, Part 1, 2020 has been published and distributed to members.

The Newsletter, Number 74, for Autumn 2020 has been published and distributed to members.

You Tube: A second video, to Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Pear Tree Church has been added.

Archives: these are in important resources for all who are interested in the study of Hampshire and its past. Barry Shurlock, Trustee of the Hampshire Archives Trust and member of the Local HIstory Section Committee, has developed a 20-minute presentation giving an explanation of the different types of archives. Please access the link from the Local History Section's webpage.

Fundraising for the Hampshire Field Club - a message from the Treasurer.

Tuesday, 12th May was the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. Learn more about Florence Nightingale's Hampshire connections by purchasing a copy of Helen Betts' book. The Local History Section has a number of links to a dedicated webpage to mark this important anniversary.

It is with great regret that none of the events, listed on the Programme of Events webpage, are - with one exception - now planned to take place in 2020; where possible, postponed events will be rescheduled.  This is because of advice which has been received regarding the risks of Covid-19 virus. The Field Club takes the well-being of its members and speakers very seriously and we are sure you will understand why this action is being taken.  The one exception is the Archaeology Section's visit to the Excavations of the Meonstoke Roman Temple; anyone who has contacted Chris Sellen to register their interest will be contacted to confirm arrangements. However, this is likely to change depending on advice received.
Where material, related to the postponed or cancelled events, has been added to the website, the links are shown below:

Links to Hampshire Societies: the HFC is always pleased to work with other groups in Hampshire which share its aims. A new webpage has been set up to give web links to these groups.

Hampshire Studies is now available online. With the exception of the three most recent volumes, 73-75 Part 1, and some missing examples, all annual volumes have been digitised and the articles made available for download. The T W Shore Memorial Volume has now been published on the website. The latest volume, Volume 75 Part 1, 2020, was published in July 2020.

The Historic Buildings Section sponsored Hampshire Medieval Graffiti Project work continues; reports of two more surveys are available: St John the Baptist, North Baddsley and St Peter and Holy Cross, Wherwell.

The Society is run by officers elected by the membership. It is divided into Sections which focus on:

Archaeology

Historic Buildings

Landscape

Local History

Basing Barn dig
Titchfield Barn
Romsey Park
Beach House Hotel, Milford-on-Sea

Research

 
Cheriton Church The Society places great emphasis on the importance of research. In the Constitution, the first stated object, item 1a, is:
"...to promote the study of and research into Archaeology, History, Historic Buildings, Landscape, Geology and Natural History within the county of Hampshire, and to publish the results appropriately."
This is realised in a number of ways, including:
  1. through its Publications
  2. by awarding Grants
  3. organising research, e.g. Hampshire Churches Medieval Graffiti

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About the Hampshire Field Club

Members at 125th Anniversary
Members visit the New Forest
Extract from Hampshire Studies
T W Shore
Subscriptions are annual and Members receive the Society's Newsletter twice yearly. You can view details of membership rates and to access a membership application form.
The Sections hold events including conferences, lectures, field trips and an AGM. Members participate in and attend the events of as many sections as they wish.

The Society publishes a range of publications; members, depending on their type of membership, are entitled to receive some of these without payment; they pay a reduced fee for others. Non-members are welcome to purchase any publication while stocks last.

The two latest Monographs are:

The History of the Hampshire Field Club dates back to 1885. Mr T W Shore, above, called the meeting where the club was born.

There have been many changes in its organisation. The elected officers run the organisation for the benefit of the membership.

Archaeology in Hampshire - Annual Reports

The Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society took over the publication of the annual report on archaeology in the county. The reports for 2004-2016 are available electronically on the website.
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