REDLYNCH & DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

The Society was founded in 1996 by Pat Millington to promote interest in local history in Redlynch and its surrounding villages.  It has monthly meetings with speakers on a wide variety of topics. These meetings are held 7.30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Morgan's Vale and Woodfalls village hall.  The Society also arranges a local visit for its June meeting.  In addition the Society undertakes a variety of local projects. The most recent involved recording the gravestones in St Mary’s churchyard (see below).   Also the Society holds an Annual Exhibition when its resources are put on display and made available to anyone interested in our local history.  In 2016 the theme was ‘Redlynch – the Past 20 Years’ to link with our 20th anniversary. (click here for report).

Please visit The News Forest Remembers website. The Society has been closely involved and produced one of the panels which depicts Redlynch during World War I and some of the men who served or died.

Finally the Society actively supports other local organisations, such as its two churches and two halls, by mounting exhibitions and displays.  Click the image above left to view the Society's Redlynch Trail. For more information about the Society visit its own website:

www.redlynchlocalhistory.org

COMMITTEE
 
Carolyn Birch (Chair)
Jenny Bowman (Vice-Ch)
Margaret Melsom (Vice-Ch)
Bob Inns (Secretary)
Kate Crouch (Treasurer)
Simon Lewis
Maureen Staley
Stephen Ings
Annette Jack
Steve Western
 
 

Contact for all enquiries: Carolyn Birch, Chair: 01725 511583

MEETINGS

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month in Morgan’s Vale and Woodfalls Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. New members and visitors are always welcome.

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Subscriptions are £9 for yearly membership and £3 for guests per meeting. 

UPCOMING PROGRAMME : 2017-18

Oct 3rd    AGM. The Beaulieu Birdmen – the New Forest Flying School -  Henry Cole

Nov 7th   Old Downton Postcards  - Richard Nash 

Dec 5th   The History of the Scout Motor Company – David Pantling                      

Jan 2nd   The History of the Malting Industry in Salisbury - Douglas Jackson

Feb 6th   The Civil War in Hampshire - Dr Alistair Dougall     

Mar 6th   Brick and Tile Manufacture in Wiltshire - Mike Stone   

Apr 3rd   Walls that Talk - Graffiti in the Cathedral - Steve Dunn

May 1st   The Earls of Radnor and their South Wiltshire Estates  -  Steve Hobbs      

Jun 5h     A guided Walk around Nomansland - Stephen Ings      

Sep 4th   The Archaeological works of Larkhill, Bulford and Tidworth – Simon Cleggett

Oct 2nd  AGM followed by "Augustus Pugin's early life and connections with Salisbury" - David Richards

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ST MARY'S CHURCH GRAVEYARD RECORDS

The Society's Graveyard Records project has been completed and will be updated as and when necessary. 

The records can be seen by making an appointment with the Chair, Carolyn Birch (Tel. 01725 511583), to meet at Morgan's Vale & Woodfalls Village Hall.