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Kingsclere Heritage Association

About Us

Our purpose is to research and record the history of the community of Kingsclere which lies outside the official archives and to interpret this for the benefit of the community by combining official and new records in publications and displays which will enable the people of Kingsclere to become aware of the rich heritage of the community from the Bronze and Iron Ages through Roman, Saxon and Norman times to the present day.

We aim to:

  • record material which is currently in private hands either obtaining custody of originals or, where this is not possible, obtaining copies
  • add to existing sound archives by recording the memories of past and present residents
  • work closely with the Hampshire Record Office and other archives to create a record of source materials and, where possible, to obtain copies of archival records to make them available to the community
  • use the facilities of the Hampshire Record Office for the safe storage of important original material found during our researches
  • publish our research whenever possible
  • hold exhibitions from time to time
  • provide a forum in which local history research can continue in the future
  • invite speakers on associated topics to talk to members.
  • Membership currently costs £10 a year, please contact our membership secretary Les Hensman at hensmanhouse@talktalk.net for further details.

The Kingsclere Heritage Association has contributed to the Hampshire Photographic Project.