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Alresford Historical & Literary Society Founded 1966


About the Alresford Historical and Literary Society


The Society was formed in 1966 to bring together members of the local community and encourage interest in the History, Literature and Archaeology of Alresford and the surrounding areas. It has been instrumental in recording the area’s history and events as evidenced by the publication of the original twenty-two original Alresford Displayed booklets. Many of our members have played a pivotal role in the ongoing social and commercial life of our attractive town.

The Alresford Historical and Literary Society holds its monthly meetings in the Methodist Church, Jacklyns Lane, Alresford SO24 9JJ, where a balanced programme of talks and presentations takes place in a friendly atmosphere. Meetings are normally held on the third Wednesday of the month, and it is not necessary to be a member to attend  – visitors are welcome at the door for a small fee (refreshments are provided).


     Selected topics give an insight into the influence that the political, social and industrial heritage has had on our Community and Hampshire. To stimulate the literary interests of the members, lectures are chosen to illustrate the work of authors and artistic personalities.

      We also organise occasional group visits to interesting places.


Honorary President         Colin Metcalf

Honorary Vice President  Peter Pooley CMG


2016 Committee:

Chairman                          Glenn Gilbertson

Hon. Secretary                  Bob Fowler

Hon. Treasurer                 Vic Prior

Members:                         Brian Davis

                                          Trisha Ferris

                                          Brian Rothwell

                                          Brian Tippett

                                          Nancy Webb