Woolmer Forest Heritage Society

History and Archaeology of Bordon Whitehill by The Woolmer Forest Heritage Society. Uncovering Heritage and History to be found on your doorstep

Welcome to the WFHS

This is our home page and is where you will find all the latest developments at the Society and updates to this site. You can return to this page quickly from anywhere on the site by clicking our logo that is always visible on the top left of every page. Full index of subjects on our Site Map or use our custom search engine above.

At our Society we aim to inform you of the History, Heritage and Archaeology of the Bordon and Whitehill Parish, in Hampshire, by uncovering the Military Heritage and Civilian History to be found on your doorstep.


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PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS 2021


October 6th
Paul Burgess will be talking on
"The Whitehill Photographic Glass Plate negatives".


Back in 1999, while lifting the floor boards of a house in Bordon that was being renovated, it was discovered that it was the home of a Bordon Photographer from the turn of the previous century.
We know this because under those floor boards were over 1000, Glass plate, Black and White negatives. An outstanding find.
With the help of a grant, the society was able to get these plates cleaned up, contact printed and scanned into digital format.
Now you will be able to Learn more of their history, how they were taken (and FAKED) and how, just last year, a society member was able to use the latest AI technology to bring out more detail in the images than has ever been seen before, to show them in a whole new light.





November 3rd
Jo Smith will be giving a talk on "Canadians in Bordon".



December 1st
AGM and interactive evening.
Bring in your finds to tell us about them or "Ask an Expert" as to what they think it is.






Forrest Community Centre, Room 5, Pine Hill Road, Bordon, Hampshire. GU35 0BS
St Barnabas

St Barnabas Day

The 2021 feast of St Barnabas held at the Walldown Monument, With the relaxation of Covid rules this is what we did

St Barnabas
XMas Quiz

St Barnabas Quiz

Every year we remember the feast of St Barnabas at the Walldown Monument, but how much do you know about him?

Play Quiz
The Pilgrims Way

The Pilgrims Way

A selection of Presentations on the walking of the Pilgrims Way between Winchester and Canterbury

Pilgrims Way
XMas Quiz

XMas 2020 Quiz

There is no AGM this year but our annual quiz is now online

Play Quiz
Treasure and Hoards

Of Hoards and Treasure

A presentation of some of the various hoards that have been found on the Woolmer Forest

Treasure Hoards
VJ Day 1995

75 Years since VJ Day

We were unable to Mark the 75th year in 2020 so this is what happened 25 years ago

75th VJ Day
Quiz

GW Quiz Time Fun

Test your knowledge of Gilbert White and his Natural History of Selbourne with Quiz Time Fun.

Play the Quiz
Photographic Archive

Photo Archive

Added 500 Black & White photos from the 1900's processed with artifical colour bringing history to life...

Photographs
membership


> Membership

The Annual Membership for The Woolmer Forest Heritage Society is currently set at £ 12.00. If you would like to become a member just turn up at any of our monthly meetings held at the Forest Community Centre at Bordon on the First Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm.

There is a small entry fee to attend each of our informative talks but this also covers the refreshments provided during the mid-way break. This is priced at £ 2.00 for our Members and £ 3.00 (for now) for Visitors / Non Members per session.


> Contact us

For more information you can send us an electronic message or phone us on the contact numbers below.

For details of our regular talks and outings or to join please contact: Chairman Dr Chris Wain on 01420 472329 or Vice Chairman Colin Brash on 01428 713256 


> Acknowledgements

The Society thanks all those who have provided photographs, text and design for this site including Hampshire County Council Museums & Archives Service, David Graham, Chris Perry, Adam Carew, Colin Brash, Chris and Bill Wain, Tony Rudgard, Jeni Child, Alan Horsfield and Time Teams Victor Ambrus.