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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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    We're looking forward to welcoming Van Morrison to Wickham on Saturday 7th August 2021. Tickets selling fast.
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    Snooze.. but Slambovian Circus of Dreams !!!!! Wowser,, good call Pete XX !!!!!

    I was sad to see that Van Morrison has written ‘protest’ songs accusing scientists of publishing ‘crooked facts’ etc. Protest songs used to be about equality, justice, racism etc, Not spreading false conspiracy stories because you’re fed up that some of your concerts had to be cancelled to prevent the spread of a dangerous virus in a pandemic. It would have been fine to have written his protests about governments failing to provide support for Music and The Arts and generally to help the poorest people to stay at home , and to self isolate when ill. But not publicising fake conspiracy stories about Covid-19 to justify his complaints against measures to protect the UK from a disease. Hopefully he will realise his error of judgement now that his 4 latest songs are on Variety list of 12 worst songs of 2020! downatthecrossroads.wordpress.com/2020/09/19/van-morrison-conspiracy-theories-and-protest-songs/amp/

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    how many women on the bill ?

    Nick Lowe 😊👍

    Are people expected to show proof of a Jab or Test ???

    Looking forward to this, great festival and line up.

    Literally cannot wait!

    Great line up 😊

    Great work Wickham - see you in the summer!

    Not forgetting The Slambovian Circus of Dreams from New York State? (www.slambovia.com)

    Sam Jefferies I wanna go to this if I'm not gigging myself. I've seen Van Morrison live very good. Also it's on around my birthday

    I like Van Morrison! 😁

    Gemma Noakes shall we get tickets?

    Will you have the 2 metre distancing rule in place???

    Got tickets🥳

    Wickham has a great line-up this year.

    Love Van the Man. Saw him many years ago at the Rainbow Theatre in London. Fab ! It's a great line up too.

    Something to look forward to😎

    Wow! Van Morrison, The Waterboys AND Nick Lowe. Bring it on 😃😃😃

    What are weekend season tickets?

    Looks fabulous

    Can't wait.

    John Otway blimey, last time I saw him I was 18.. (60 now)

    "I left a small part of my brain somewhere in a field in Hampshire" Is this what Jarvis Cocker was singing about?

    Steve Bissell I saw Lindisfarne in 1972. I guess you were about ten then!

    I'm going ❤

    Rhonda Eaton Magdalena Olszyk why is everything in bloody August 😂😂😂

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    Great to see outdoor beer gardens opening. Won't be long before we can raise a glass on our Wickham Festival fields again. Less than four months to go, tickets selling fast 😃 www.wickhamfestival.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

    Great to see outdoor beer gardens opening.  Wont be long before we can raise a glass on our Wickham Festival fields again.  Less than four months to go, tickets selling fast 😃 www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

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    Bought our rhubarb cider direct from Lilleys last year. Bloody lovely

    I’ve arranged a heatwave

    Jayne MW Michael Dickinson Lauren Burton We should do something like this 🤣🤣🤣

    Fab fammily festival

    Can’t wait 🍻

    Salud 😎🍻🎶

    Pam Smart what are we wearing?

    Pauline Whiteman

    Can't wait. So looking forward to it.

    Looking forward to it 1😊

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    So looking forward to this 🤩 Received my Tshirt this weekend 😊

    Don’t talk about the finish 😭

    I wish I was a fisherman !

    Can't wait 😊

    Love this tune, great video as well !!!!! 💚💚💚💚💚

    Can't wait!

    Catherine Ellis 👍👍

    Tara Casey , what do you think

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    We're looking forward to welcoming the legendary Van Morrison to this year's Wickham Festival. Plus The Waterboys; Lindisfarne; Capercaillie; Show of Hands; The South; Nick Lowe & many, many more. Tickets selling fast! www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

    Were looking forward to welcoming the legendary Van Morrison to this years Wickham Festival.  Plus The Waterboys; Lindisfarne; Capercaillie; Show of Hands; The South; Nick Lowe & many, many more.  Tickets selling fast! www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

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    Finger crossed that everybody behaves themselves before then so that Wickham can go ahead. Can you tell me when T shirt orders will be shipped out please?

    We r all looking forward to this gig thanks fir putting in such a great lineup

    Got my ticket 🤞🤞🤞

    Can't wait ❤️❤️

    He should’ve had his second jab by then 🤭

    Darran Hibbert

    Marcia

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