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
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.
Friday, October 10th. 2014.
THE BANK NOTE MAKERS – THE HISTORY OF PORTALS.
Speaker: Dave Stone. He has worked for De la Rue (now owners of Portals)
for some thirty years and will tell us the history of how and why the
Portal family escaped from France and founded the company at Freefolk on
the River Test. Portals have been printing bank notes since l724.
Friday, November 14th. 2014.
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
Author of a book on this subject. In this talk he sets out to uncover the
true history of Boy,
the canine companion of Charles 1st famous nephew, Prince Rupert.
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.