WARG organises talks, visits, field work and excavations in the local area. Meetings are normally held at The Hampshire Records Office, Sussex Street, Winchester for 7:30pm start unless otherwise stated.

WARG revised programme.  With the Records Office Cinema still unavailable our talks up to May 2021 will be presented online via Zoom commencing at 7.30pm on the second Monday of the month. Invitations to attend will be sent out to members about a week in advance.

What’s On

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For Winchester Archaeology and Local History



14th June

“A Roman settlement at Wickham” by Clare Randall,

Cotswold Archaeology 

12th July

“From Log Boats to Roman Forts” by Dr. Grahame Appleby,

archaeologist for Leicester City Council

August (tbc)

Guided walk at Merdon Castle, Hursley

August 21st (tbc)

Annual Picnic at Martin Green’s Down Farm,

with tour of his museum and local sites

23rd August to 

5th September (tbc)

Possible annual WARG excavation 

currently in planning so watch this space


Other Events



Wednesday 19th May 7:30pm


CBA Wessex Lecture Spring Lecture Series on Zoom:


Provisional reflections on the ‘Marlow Warlord’: an early medieval burial of the Middle Thames    with Gabor Thomas


Free to attend but booking essential as places limited.  

Book by email at communications@cba-wessex.org.uk 


Various dates 6-7pm

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

‘Our people were ‘Chapel’’: Records of nonconformist churches for family and local history Monday 17 May


Memories and microphones: How to start an oral history project Monday 28 June


‘Here be hogs’: Maps for local and family history in Hampshire Monday 19 July


Red tape and sealing wax? Using old title deeds for local and family history Monday 16 August


From Winchester to Barchester: Anthony Trollope’s links with Hampshire Monday 27 September


‘Mutinous and quarrelsome’: Sources for researching the Civil War and Interregnum in Hampshire Monday 18 October


More information and abstracts can be found at



Online  -  now

Crowd funding and crowdsourcing project organisers DigVenture have been busy bringing online archaeology talks to a UK-wide audience.


Have a look at the fantastic talk by Martin Carver about research into Sutton Hoo since the 1939 ship discovery.


Link here     The pictures of the speakers are a bit distorted, but the slides are clear and the content amazing.