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Hurstbourne Tarrant Historical Society

About Us

We meet on the second Monday of the Month at the Community Centre, SP11 0AX

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Next Meeting: “Mottisfont Before The Monks” - Howard Green

Monday 12th February at 7:45pm

Mottisfont was an Augustinian priory from its foundation at the beginning of the 13th century until the Dissolution in 16th century; it then became a grand country estate.  But what of the pre-13th century history?  Howard Green will reveal what he has discovered about that early history – Mottisfont before the Monks.

After a career as a science teacher and headteacher Howard Green worked at the Teacher Training Agency, the Department for Education and the National College for School Leadership.  He was the first Director of Education for Oasis Community Learning which now runs 45 academies across England.  In 2012 he was appointed Visiting Professor in School Leadership at the University of Bristol.  After moving to Romsey in 2005 he became a National Trust volunteer at Mottisfont

Visitors are most welcome to join us (£3.00).

Mottisfont Priory, by Kate Jewell, CC BY-SA 2.0 Mottisfont Priory, by Kate Jewell, CC BY-SA 2.0

About the Historical Society

The Hurstbourne Tarrant Historical Society is a group of people who are interested in the history of the village and surrounding area. The society was formally constituted in May 2010 and meets monthly with the exception of August, December and January. All meetings, except for outside visits, take place at Hurstbourne Tarrant Community Centre (SP11 0AX) . Please see the programme of events for full details of what is happening.

New members are always welcome. Also if you can contribute to the society archives in any way that would be much appreciated; we would love to hear from anyone who could loan or send us photographs, documents etc. that are associated with the villages of Hurstbourne Tarrant, Upton and the Hamlet of Ibthorpe. If you would like to join please contact any member of the committee or you can download and complete a Membership Application and pay by Standing Order if you wish.

The society has published "Hurstbourne Tarrant at War" - this 106 page document contains records of all who served in the first and second world wars, local reporting from the time and colour and black and white photographs. If you would like a copy, priced £5, please contact Andy Watson - details below. All profits will go to the St Peters Church, Hurstbourne Tarrant.

Chairman: Andy Watson  e-mail: EMail  Telephone No.: 01264 736459

Secretary: Bryn Evans  e-mail: EMail  Telephone No.: 01264 736361

The society aims to look into various aspects of history whether local, social, family or archaeological. Society meetings will cover various subjects and ideas for new subjects or studies are most welcome from members. The constitution defines the full list of the aims of the society.