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History Society

 

In 2011, the History Society's of Botley & Curdridge and Durley amalgamated to form the Botley, Curdridge and Durley History Society.
 
 

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The History Society meets monthly from September until April at 7.00pm at the  Botley Centre, Botley (See programme below)

See Botley's history displayed in 'Botley Past & Present a DVD History of the village' by Derek Cole & Dennis Stokes 

Read about 'Botley and Curdridge - 'A History of Two Hampshire Villages' by Dennis Stokes -  (Obtainable from the Penny Farthing, The Square,Botley



See the 'Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Botley' in a DVD by Derek Cole
 

The programme of meetings with talks for 2021/2022 are as follows:

 

                             All meetings are held at the Main Hall, Botley Centre, Botley at 7-00pm

 

                                         2021
26th November  -  AGM & 'The Great Exhibition of 1851
10th December  -  'Festive Fables'  - fun and Christmas cheer
                                        2022
28th January - The Mary Rose - Raising Henry VIII's Flagship
25th February - The Pilgrim Fathers 1590-1630
25th March - Peartree 400th Anniversary
22nd April  -  King Henry VIII, Emperor Charles V & the Treaty of Waltham
                          SUMMER BREAK
23rd September - Romsey & Royalty - Royal Visitors to Romsey
28th October - 'Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside'
25th November - Sacrifice & Remembrance (CWGC)
16th December -  Christmas Party
 
 
 

Botley Parish Registers 1679-1837 - by Mick Cooper (opens in New Window)

 

Baptisms in Botley  There are over 6000 entries covering the period from 1679 to November 1975

Click on Baptisms Database to view and search.

 

For some old Botley Photos Click on image below to see larger picture

  • Biggs-SaddlersBiggs-Saddlers
  • Botley_Aerial-View_looking_WestBotley_Aerial-View_looking_West
  • Brewery-Bar The Brewery Bar
  • BrockShopBrock's shop
  • Church-looking-South-EastChurch looking from the South East
  • High-St-Looking-West-Railings-on-LEFTSHigh street looking West
  • HighStOldCottage Old cottages in High Street
  • Lewry-ShopLewry-Shop
  • Market_Hall_1Market_Hall_1
  • Winchester_Street_c.1910View of Winchester Street

 

PUBLICATIONS
 
'Botley - Past & Present'  A  DVD showing the history of the village from Roman times to the present day.
  Available from Derek Cole ( )


Botley and Curdridge - A History of Two Hampshire Villages.   Book published in 2007 by the Botley and Curdridge Local History Society is now available at The Penny Farthing Gallery, High Street, Botley 

The River Hamble - A History by David Chun  Published in 2009. From the source at Bishop's Waltham to the Solent, this detailed history is particularly relevant to Botley and Curdridge.   Available from good bookshops & Bishop's Waltham Post Office. 

 

Botley Celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
A DVD by Derek Cole shows the village events of this joyous event. Available now at The Penny Farthing Gallery, The Square, Botley.(Price £5-00)

 

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