Petersfield High Street North

Part of front cover designed by Edward Grainger for Petersfield Monographs No. 2 entitled ‘High Street Petersfield’.

About the Society

The inaugural meeting of the Society on 5th June 1973 was attended by about eighty members. 

The Society had four main objectives, namely:

  1. to promote the study and recording of the history of the area in all its aspects
  2. to foster interest in research and field work
  3. to publish, from time to time, the findings of the Society or of any member, or any other material aiding the attainment of the above
  4. to acquire, preserve, borrow and display, where appropriate, archives, artefacts and other objects of interest for educational purposes or the interest of the public

Committee Members

President   Judy Stephens
Chairman   Nick Swan
Vice Chairman   Ann Brooks
Treasurer   John Harwood
Programme Secretary   Jane Makin
Archaeology   Peter Price
Webmaster   Bill Gosney
Recorder   Gill Froelich
Recorder   Liz Steggall
Bulletin Editor   Simon Mason
Chairman handover
After a successful second term as Society Chairman Gill Clarke handed over to Nick Swan at the AGM in April 2017. In addition to a career in teaching history, Nick has had a long interest in researching and re-enacting the English Civil War.

Forthcoming Events

How To Join

Contact us for an application form. Membership costs £12 per person or £17 per couple. This includes eight meetings per year with a speaker and five optional meetings of the Society’s Archaeological Group. You will also receive a copy of the Society’s twice-yearly bulletin.

Petersfield Museum

Petersfield Museum

Visit the Petersfield Museum to see some of the archival work PAHS has undertaken.

Musical Festival

Petersfield Musical Festival Petersfield Musical Festival has entertained the town with choral music for over 100 years.

Physic Garden

fritillaryThe Physic Garden is open daily except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s day. Check the website for times. Entrance is free.

People of the Heath

People of the Heath Visit People of the Heath for more on the excavation of the Petersfield Heath barrows.