Petersfield High Street South Side

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

Historical Society News

Butser Ancient Farm

Following a very interesting talk by Maureen Page, Education Director at Butser Ancient Farm, earlier this year, we were fortunate to be given a tour of the site by David Freeman, who heads up the practical construction of the experimental building project.

We started at a new Mesolithic area, which is being created to accommodate the new schools’ curriculum being introduced from Autumn 2014. We moved onto the Iron Age buildings, many of which have been there for a number of years. It was explained how the construction process has changed since the project started more than 30 years ago.

Finally we visited the Romano British villa constructed from information gleaned during excavations at Sparsholt. The visit proved fascinating, especially seeing the progress made since the Society’s first involvement in 1973.

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.