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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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Annual General Meeting:

Hampshire Studies 2020: Part II of Volume 75 was made available to members during November.

Wednesday, 25th November 2020: a virtual Annual General Meeting took place on this date; details of the items covered are now available. 

Anniversary: 2020 marks 100 years since the Sir Edward Luytens designed Southampton War Memorial was unveiled on 6th November 1920. Southampton City Council have produced an excellent webpage to commemorate this centenary and also allow virtual participation in the Remembrance Ceremony.

Digital Updates: Our series of online resources and opportunities for self-guided walks are explored:

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

Programme of Events, Our programme of in-person events has been seriously affected by the pandemic but, as an alternative, our sections have been adding new material to the website and our YouTube Channel.  There are also ideas for discovering some less well known historic sites that are off the beaten track. Our publications programme and research projects are carrying on largely unaffected. Keep in touch through our Facebook page or via the email links found on the website.

Wednesday, 25th November 2020: Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society & Sections AGMs; a virtual AGM - available via Zoom - is in the planning stage; members will receive invitations, via email, for this event nearer the date. Please join us from 7.00 pm onwards for a 7.30 pm start.

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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Programme of Events

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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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