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

Royal Woolmer

Royal Woolmer

The Woolmer Forest has had many Royal visitors since it's first inception. Read a short history on each here...

Royal Visitors
Virtual Library

Virtual Library

A huge collection (A-Z) of eBooks in PDF format covering various aspects of History and Archaeology both Local and across the UK

Virtual Library
Photographic Archive

Photo Archive

Browse the largest archive of photographs covering all aspects of the Bordon and Whitehill area.
(over 2,000 images)

Photo Archive
Get Interactive

Get Interactive

Here you will find parts of our site where you can interact with us. Take part in Quizes, watch presentations, join video meetings etc.

Get Interactive
Historical Timeline

Local Timeline

View the local timeline from 500,000 years ago to the present day and read about what happened during those times.

Local Timeline
Military History

Local Military History

Delve into 28 short papers on the local military history including buildings, land and the garrison.

Military History
Civilian History

Civilian History

Learn about the more recent local civilian history of Whitehill and Bordon area since 1880

Civilian History
Natural History

Natural History

The Woolmer Forest has a diverse range of natural history including Heaths, Woodland and Waterways

Natural History
Learn about the WFHS

About our Society

For 40 years we have been uncovering the history and heritage to be found on you doorstep.

About the WFHS
Quiz

Contacting Us

We are here to help. Please feel free to contact us at WFHS via our messaging system.

Contact the WFHS
Press

In the News

News of the Heritage Society or its Members that has got into the Press.

In the News
Event History

WFHS Events

Over the year, the Society hold a number of open events where all are welcome. Did you miss an event?

Event History
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.