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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:    12th July

“From Log Boats to Roman Forts - 30 years of extraordinary finds in the Cambridgeshire Fenlands

with Dr. Grahame Appleby, City Archaeologist, Leicester City Council



Online talk starts at 7:30pm



With our usual venue, the Records Office Cinema, still unavailable due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, our monthly talks are 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.


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)

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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