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   Ann Brooks
Vice Chairman   Nick Swan
Secretary   Sylvia Hart
Treasurer   John Harwood
Programme Secretary   Jane Makin
Archaeology   Peter Price
Webmaster   Bill Gosney
Recorder   Gill Froelich
Recorder   Liz Steggall
Bulletin Editor   Simon Mason
Following five successful years as Chairman, Nick Swan handed over to Ann Brooks at the AGM held on 13 April. Ann wears many hats and exudes a quiet enthusiasm in so many spheres including practical archaeology.

How To Join

Contact us for an application form. Membership costs £15 per person or £20 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 and Art Gallery

Petersfield Museum

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

Petersfield Musical Festival


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

Petersfield 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 Petersfield Heath

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