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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 event  -  Online


13th December

Recent work at Clarendon Palace and Park

with Dr Amanda Richardson (Chichester University)



Big Dig — Diary


We have returned to our usual venue, the Hampshire Records Office Cinema, for many of our talks, although some we will hold online.  No need to book for the HRO, and Zoom lectures will commence 7.30pm on the second Monday of the month with the invitation link sent out about a week in advance.


Publications News:









A new series of local history books produced by Stephen Old.

Click on the books for more details.


Events Page


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):

Stephen Old (Chairman)

Kim Batten (Secretary)

Andy King (Treasurer)

David Ashby (Winchester University)

Janet Backhouse (Newsletter Editor)

Vacancy (Events Organiser)

Maisie Marshall

Tracy Matthews (Winchester City Council)

Tracey Pontin

Stuart Rippon (Membership Secretary)

Kate Robinson

David Spurling


Event Scribes:

Edwina Cole

Clemency Fisher

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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