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History walks at Wickham Festival on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th

“MEET SOME WICKHAM GHOSTS,  THE PUB WHERE HORSES ARE REGULARS, AND MUCH MORE WITH WICKHAM HISTORY WALKS”

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

Led by expert volunteer guides, join us on our Wickham History Walks.  We know there are some history buffs that would appreciate this one and a half hour stroll around Wickham learning about our village. Wickham is special not just because of the Festival; but for its Market Square (one of the largest in England), our historic buildings,  the Mill that owes its existence to the US Navy and much more!  Wickham History Walks take place on:

FRIDAY, 4th AUGUST at 10.30 and SATURDAY, 5th AUGUST AT 10.30 – the walks cost £3.

Watercolour of the “Pre Victorian” St Nicholas Church

Please book in advance through our friends at http://wickhamhistory.org.uk or at the Wickham Village Table at the Festival. Places are limited. No unaccompanied children under 16.  Apparently Wickham of yesteryear doesn’t take kindly to vagrants & vagabonds …

Sign on “The Barracks” Bridge Street

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn all about the rich history of Wickham village from local historians that are passionate about the place they call home.

Chesapeake Mill, Bridge Street

There’s a lot to explore outside of the festival site.  Music starts at 5pm Thursday 3rd and 12 noon Friday through to Sunday.  So why not make the most of the mornings and discover our picturesque surroundings?  Please stop by the Wickham Village Table if you’re heading out and have any questions that require some well educated local knowledge.  They’re here to help you make that memory of visting Wickham with a walk your family will look back on years later.

Here is a post from last year of someone making the most of their visit to Wickham.

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    Great news for campers!  We have an extra 28 acres of grassed fields this year with a tarmac access road meaning everyone in caravans & motorhomes as well as in tents can camp on grass this summer.

     

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    Grass or stubble ?

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    Wonderful news, whoop whoop

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    Yay !!

    And one of the best line ups for years.

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    I recognise those steps. In fact I think I can see my tent!!

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    Will there be mixed camping -motorhomes and tents together?

    Brilliant! Better than ploughed fields.

    That’s a huge improvement, thanks!

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    The Proclaimers. A local band for local people!

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    Any times yet?

    The Proclaimers have put me off. Talentless, tuneless bastards.

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