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:

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


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. 

[when red click for report]

Oct 4th    AGM followed by ‘The White Horses of Wiltshire’ - David Dawson

Nov 1st   The Battle of the Somme - Steve Western
Dec 6th   Hale Tales – Georgina Babey    


Jan 3rd    Downton Water Mills  - George Purcell

Feb 7th    The Pitt- Rivers Collection - Jane Ellis-Schon, Salisbury Museum

Mar 7th   Brockenhurst, a Hospital Village - Diana Fletcher

Mar 25th Open Meeting

Apr 4th    How Old is my House? -What to look for in old buildings - Dorothy Treasure, Wilts Buildings Record

May 2nd  Mompesson House -  Emma James

Jun 6th    A Guided walk around Romsey - Phoebe Merrick

Sep 5th   The Story of a Victorian Villa - the Russell Cotes Museum - Sarah Newman

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




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.