Sandham Memorial Chapel reopens

The exhibition and chapel building at Sandham Memorial Chapel will reopen to visitors on 20th May. The orchard and gardens are open Thursday to Sunday. If you wish to visit the Chapel you will need to book in advance, tickets are released every Friday and visitors should book by 3pm on the day before their visit.

For more information and to book tickets please go online:

Archaeology at Greenham

Since October 2020, Thames Valley Archaeological Services have been excavating at a site at Greenham. Initially little archaeology was expected, but a wealth of features, including roundhouses and Roman artefacts and a burial have been found. The site has been occupied from the Bronze Age.

More information is available on the TVAS website:

BALH Ten minute talks

The British Association for Local History has released a series of ten minute talks on historical subjects which may interest the general public. These have now been expanded and include the Basingstoke 'Grand Reformation Times' Bazaar of 1903, The Royal British Legion - Telling Our Story, An introduction to Wills for Local Historians, and Crockford's Flock, Priest and Parish in a Wiltshire Village, amongst others. Have a browse. The talks are available as video recordings on the BALH website: