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Next Event - Local History Section - Summer Outing to East Meon

Saturday, 30th June 2018 - East Meon

Situated in the attractive Meon Valley and surrounded by the South Downs National Park, the village of East Meon has a long and fascinating history. The programme for the day has been arranged with assistance from members of the very active East Meon History Group, which was founded in 2010.

  • 09.45-10.00 Meet at the Village Hall for registration and morning coffee.
  • 10.00-10.15 Welcome and short introduction to the East Meon History group and village.
  • 10.15-10.45 Talk by Michael Blakstad on the Medieval Manors and Hundred of East Meon
  • 10.45-11.15 Talk by George Atkinson on the Cumbrian migration which rescued East Meon's farming in the late nineteenth century.
  • 11.15-12.00 Walk to the Court House for a talk by the owner, George Bartlett, on its history.
  • 12.00-13.00 Lunch: There are two pubs in the village serving food. Alternatively you are very welcome to bring your own packed lunch. The Village Hall will remain open over the lunch period.
  • 13.30-14.00 Visit to the Church for a talk on its history by Michael Blakstad and a briefing by Robert Mocatta in preparation for a guided walk focussing on Victorian East Meon.
  • 14.00-15.30 Guided walk around the village.
  • 15.30-16.00 Return to the Village Hall for afternoon tea, concluding talk and farewells.


The cost is £10.00 for HFC members and £15.00 for non-members.
Please email Richard Aldous for confirmation of the availability of places for the visit. If places are available, he will give details of how to book.