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Frank Turner and our Wickham Festival history buffs … the perfect match

This really couldn’t get any better in the build up to Wickham Festival 2019. As many of you know each year our friends at Wickham History Society arrange history walks around Wickham village, but guess who is a self-professed massive history nerd? Only our main headliner, Frank Turner!!! Check out his podcasts launching this July just in time for Wickham Festival…

How cool is that? A brand new album on the horizon. We’re all looking forward to his well known tracks but quite possibly he’ll showcase some as yet unreleased material. So hopefully we’ll get a little preview of his 8th album, No Man’s Land. We already know the first single will be called Sister Rosetta

This looks set to be a classic Frank masterpiece, we can’t wait to hear more. The 12 songs about historical women and song about his mum will be:

  1. Jinny Bingham’s Ghost
  2. Sister Rosetta
  3. I Believed You, William Blake
  4. Nica
  5. A Perfect Wife
  6. Silent Key
  7. Eye Of The Day
  8. The Death Of Dora Hand
  9. The Graveyard Of The Outcast Dead
  10. The Lioness
  11. The Hymn Of Kassiani
  12. Rescue Annie
  13. Rosemary Jane

Copies can be pre-orderd here , but who knows maybe you’ll get more of a preview on Saturday 3rd.  To keep with the history theme our Wickham History Walks take place on Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd August at 10:30am and cost only £3.

Building of the Meon Valley Railway in 1900, bridge over the Meon by Station Car Park

So why not explore the village on our Wickham History Walks? Meet some Wickham ghosts or the pub where horses were regulars and much more.  Please book through the contact form on the Wickham History Society website to make the most of your visit. Exploring historic Wickham Square and all the local shops is a great way to start your day and listening to Frank Turner will be an even better way to end it!

Don’t forget that if you’re a keen walker there is a Thursday daytime walk before the festival starts.

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    We're pleased to say the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting will be at Wickham. Please visit their stall and support their campaign to stop people killing wild animals in the name of 'sport'. ... See MoreSee Less

    Were pleased to say the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting will be at Wickham.  Please visit their stall and support their campaign to stop people killing wild animals in the name of sport.

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    The Campaign has been in all the national newspapers this week. There's a great article by Lorraine Kelly in today's Sun.

    It’s hard to look at pictures of these senseless killings, and so easy to walk past a stall such as this when enjoying our musical freedoms at your wonderful festival. But these beautiful creatures now have no freedom and we applaud your stance on trying to do something to stop this appalling animal trophy tourism. Wickham will always be our favourite festival. 👏

    We'll be visiting the stall. Excellent, thank you Wickham xxx

    Well done wickham

    We will definitely be visiting the stall!

    Even putting cruelty, suffering and animal loss to one side. Is this now morally acceptable behaviour? No, it isn’t. We are but guests on this planet and will be gone eventually but while we are here is this really how we should be treating the only home we have?

    We'll see you there... this is despicable

    Great cause. Take a look at this recent senseless killing of a magnificent elephant that we are trying raise awareness of too: Desert Elephants & Friends Voortrekker the Desert Elephant

    Will do.

    Baffles me how beastly people can hold down a relationship and I cant ...I don't even kill animals then gloat lovingly over their lifeless corpses... maybe I'm going about things wrong...!

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    Aug. 1st-4th. Less than two weeks to go. Have a peep at our website www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/line-up to see who's playing when. Both main stages + Quay West Cave + Acoustic Stage timings all now added. Hope you've got your tickets - they're selling fast. ... See MoreSee Less

    Aug. 1st-4th.  Less than two weeks to go.  Have a peep at our website www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/line-up to see whos playing when.  Both main stages + Quay West Cave + Acoustic Stage timings all now added.  Hope youve got your tickets - theyre selling fast.

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    Can’t wait as love this festival, one thing I would ask is have you sorted the issue of entrances and exits to the stages/ tents being blocked by camping chairs as last year was an accident waiting to happen.

    Looking forward to our fourth consecutive year this year 👍. We've had torrential rain and mud (2017 or was it 2016?) and we've had scorching sunshine (2018). Whatever the weather we'll be there and having a fabulous time ⛺️☂️😎🌞🍹🍻🎹🎸🎪

    Fingers crossed the weather improves! We'll still have fun anyway, but come on the sunshine!

    See you there! 😎

    Found it eventually on a link to Clashfinder right at the bottom of the page.

    Plus yours truly hosting the comedy tent don’t forget! 😂🕺🏽⭐️👍🤩😂

    Keifer and lindesfarne overlapping, what shall I do

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    One of the world's finest photographers of football and festivals, Stuart Clarke, has a new book out 'The Game Revisited'. Stuart will be at Wickham on Saturday 3rd August giving an illustrated talk on his 30 year career photographing the British love of football. ... See MoreSee Less

    One of the worlds finest photographers of football and festivals, Stuart Clarke, has a new book out The Game Revisited.  Stuart will be at Wickham on Saturday 3rd August giving an illustrated talk on his 30 year career photographing the British love of football.

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    Richard Hall

    Helen Haigh this is a must!

    Andy Whittingham

    Do you have a time and venue please ⚽ ♥ 🎶 ♥

    Bet Helen can’t wait!

    Elizabeth Bailey ?

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