The History Society meet monthly from September until April at 8.00pm at the Reading Room, Curdridge
See Botley's history displayed in 'Botley Past & Present a DVD History of the village' by Derek Cole & Dennis Stokes
See the 'Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Botley' in a DVD by Derek Cole
Obtainable from The Penny Farthing Gallery, The Square, Botley
Visit the New
Baptisms in Botley between 1679 and 1975
(We are still adding records - presently info up to 9 November 1975 with nearly 6500 entries )
The programme of meetings for 2011/2012 are as follows:-
May to August 2012 - No Meetings Wednesday 26th September 2012 - 'Hampshire Treasures' by HRO Film & Sound Library Wednesday 24th October 2012 - 'Floating Bridge'
Friday 23rd November 2012 - 'Folklore in Hampshire'
Friday 7th December 2012 - Christmas Dinner (To be pre-booked)
Friday 25th January 2013 - 'The Civil War in Hampshire'
Friday 22nd February 2013 -'Townhill Park House'
Friday 15th March 2013 - 'Strawberry History'
Friday 26th April 2013 - '17th Century Villa'
Botley Celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
A DVD by Derek Cole shows the village events of this joyous event. Available now at The Penny Farthing Gallery, The Square, Botley.(Price £5-00)
'Botley -Past & Present' A new DVD showing the history of the village from Roman times to the present day.
Cost £5-00 plus postage & packing (£1-20UK) from Derek Cole (
) or Dennis Stokes (
Botley and Curdridge - A History of Two Hampshire Villages. A newly published book by the Botley and Curdridge Local History Society is now available at The Penny Farthing Gallery, High Street, Botley (Price £12.50)
The River Hamble - A History by David Chun Published in 2009. From the source at Bishop's Waltham to the Solent, this detailed history is particularly relevant to Botley and Curdridge. Price £16-99 available from good bookshops, Bishop's Waltham Post Office and through this website.