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:

  • to promote the study and recording of the history of the area in all its aspects
  • to foster interest in research and field work
  • 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
  • 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 2014/2015

Ann Mattingly

Chairman Ann Mattingly

President   Judy Stephens
Chairman   Ann Mattingly
Vice Chairman   Peter Price
Secretary   Pearl Gosney
Treasurer   Anne-Marie Thompson
Programme Secretary    Jane Makin
    Ann Brooks
    Elizabeth Price
    Gill Clarke
    John Sparrow
Web Master   Bill Gosney
Recorder   Marion Cook
Bulletin Editor   David Jeffery

Forthcoming Events

How To Join

Contact us by email 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.

Flora Twort Gallery

Flora Twort Gallery

Visit the Flora Twort collection and the 18th Century cottage where Flora lived.

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.