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 2019 the theme for our Annual Exhibition was 'Our Village School and its Place in the Community' which celebrated the 150th anniversaryof Morgans Vale and Woodfalls Village School

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:

BREAKING NEWS: The Local History Society is interested in collecting any recollections or pictures concerning Redlynch and surrounding area in connection to the Second World War. As you may be aware this year is the 75th anniversary of the end of the War, please contact Carolyn Birch on 01725 511583 if you can help with this project....
Carolyn Birch (Chair)
Jenny Bowman (Vice-Ch)
Annette Jack (Vice-Ch)
Peter Roberts (Vice-Ch)
Bob Inns (Secretary)
Kate Crouch (Treasurer)
Georgina Babey
Jenny Bowman
Simon Lewis
Michael Peace
Maureen Staley
Steve Western

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


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



NB All Meetings Currently Suspended Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Jan 7  Wells and Pumps in the Parish of Redlynch - Carolyn Birch

Feb 4  Along the Line, a life in Archaeology - Phil Harding

Mar 3  2000 years of England in one superb city - Robert Key  

Apr 7  Hidden Mottisfont  - Louise Glover              

May 5 Strawberry Growing in South Hampshire - Mary South 

Jun 2 Guided tour of Salisbury Cathedral Close - Ruth Newman

Sep1  Memories of Woodrows: a Salisbury Institution - Geoffrey Herbert 

Oct 6  A.G.M. followed by

          Penruddock’s Rebellion –  4 days that shook the Protectorate  - Ruth Butler



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.