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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:



Our planned events for the Summer season had to be cancelled, and the Autumn is partly threatened.

See more details in our Lollipop!

However, our AGM will be held online 12th October 19:30


Please check back regularly for news of our events as we go through 2020, and see here for further information.









See our Events page for all our activities


And Abstracts of our upcoming talks and Visits



Services and activities offered: WARG provides work parties and other support for Winchester Museums 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?


© WARG 2020