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For Winchester Archaeology and Local History

Aims and objectives:

WARG, the society for Winchester archaeology and local history, promotes the study of archaeology and local history in the City of Winchester and the surrounding area, through monthly events including lectures; walks; excursions and excavations.










Next events:


November 9th - From Cricket to Cookery: A regimental Archive for all Occasions  an online talk by Heather Needham


With our usual venue, the Records Office Cinema, still unavailable due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, our monthly talks are going online.  These will be presented via Zoom commencing at 7.30pm on the second Monday of the month with invitations sent out about a week in advance.


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Services and activities offered: WARG provides work parties and other support for Hampshire Cultural Trust and develops training activities for volunteers.

Membership: Just £15 per annum, or £27 for two people at the same address. Free entry to meetings, and a thrice-yearly newsletter. To become a member, email, or download an application form

Times: Meetings and lectures at: Hampshire Records Office, Sussex Street, Winchester  -  normally second Monday of the month, September to May, 19:30.  Please arrive 15 minutes before the start to ensure a seat. 

Non-members: Unfortunately, due to restrictions of number at our venues, we cannot accommodate non-members at our meetings at the moment.


Our volunteers (the Committee):

Steve Old (Chairman)

Maureen O’Connor (Secretary)

Andy King (Treasurer)

David Ashby (Winchester University)

Janet Backhouse (Newsletter Editor)

Kim Batten

Maisie Marshall

Tracy Matthews (Winchester City Council)

Tracey Pontin

Stuart Rippon (Membership Secretary)

Kate Robinson

Rick Sharp

David Spurling


Event Scribes:

Edwina Cole

Iris Gould

Steve Old

Chris Sellen

Steve Taylor et al


Why not write up one of our evening talks or events, or contribute news of a visit or holiday to our newsletter?


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