The Society seeks to chronicle, protect and enhance the
heritage, character and environment of the Parish of Odiham and
We publish two journals each year and
run speaker evenings on local and interesting topics. At these
events members meet and enjoy a glass of wine. Outings and a
Christmas evening complete a busy annual programme of events.
number of exciting projects are always on the go and we welcome
volunteers who wish to become involved in serving our members and the community.
LATEST NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS
is with very deep regret that we have to tell you that our President,
Sir Nevil Macready, CBE, BART., died on September 27th. He has
been our President since 1998 and will be sadly missed at our meetings
and events, which he so regularly attended.
Friday, Nov. 14th 7.45
p.m in the Cross Barn.
THE BLACK LEGEND OF PRINCE RUPERT’S DOG:
WITCHCRAFT AND PROPAGANDA DURING THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR.
Speaker: Mark Stoyle. Professor of Early Modern History, University of
Southampton. Author of a book on this subject. In his talk he sets out
to uncover the true history of Boy, the canine companion of Charles
1st’s famous nephew Prince Rupert.
Non-members welcome £3
Friday, December 5th. 7.45 p.m in the Cross
OUR CHRISTMAS DINNER AND TALK “ROYAL FLYING CORPS 1914 – REPLACING
Speaker: Dick Forsythe Chief Trustee of the WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust.
Friday, January 9th. 2015. 7.45 p.m. in the
ODIHAM’S NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN. Speaker: Philip James.
FOLLOWED BY OUR AGM.
**Please note there will be a Neighbourhood Plan exhibition in the Cross
Barn open from 7.0 pm. **
ODIHAM EXTRAVAGANZA ON NOVEMBER 27TH
. Do visit our stand where all our publications etc. will be for
sale. If you are not yet an Odiham Society member come and find out what
we are for and what we do.
REMINDERS TO GET YOUR TICKETS FOR:
Friday Nov. 21st. PARLIAMENT WEEK AND THE PREMIER OF THE
MAGNA CARTA ANTHEM.
Tickets are still available for this at £5. from the dress agency.
Friday, December 5th. OUR CHRISTMAS DINNER AND TALK
here or phone 01256 704912 for an application form.
your say on Housing Developments in Hart
Hart District Council is preparing a new local
plan, and is inviting views on where new homes should be built. It has
published a Housing Development Options Paper which proposes five
options for growth and wants to know which one you prefer, or whether
there are any other options which they should consider.
"This is an important milestone in the preparation of our new Local Plan
for Hart. It is the opportunity for the people of Hart to help shape the
development of our district for the future decades. We know we will need
to build homes for Hart people to live in, but we have to decide how we
will accommodate them. Hart is our district; let us all be heard”.
The consultation documents are available at
Please use the online survey on our consultations page
www.hart.gov.uk/consultations for feedback. The consultation is open
between 14 August and 5pm 10 October 2014.
New publication – Two Tree Trails in
Odiham – for two very interesting and informative walks in
Odiham and North Warnborough, do have a look at this new publication by
Pamela and Peter Forey. Click
download a copy.