Bordon Garrison
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Woolmer Forest Heritage Society was formed in 1982 under the name "Woolmer Forest Archaeological and Historical Society" by a group of local enthusiasts who shared interests in history and archaeology. We are registered charity (Registered Charity No.1101879 ) who's aim is to raise awareness of the nationally and internationally important archaeology and history of Whitehill, Bordon and the surrounding area.

The subject of the next meeting is:


Followed by:
Mayen Ruins
Bill Wain

7.30 pm
7th December 2016

at the Forest Community Centre

We meet regularly in the Forest Community Centre, Bordon on the first Wednesday in every month at 7.30pm (except June, July and August) and meetings are well attended. A list of speakers is featured in the programme section. The society participates in local projects and organises socials and outings further afield to places of historical and archaeological interest.


Annual Membership of Woolmer Forest Heritage Society currently costs £10.

A Discovery Centre for Whitehill-Bordon

The Society set up the Whitehill-Bordon Museum Project with the aim being to provide a museum / discovery centre to interpret this area's nationally important historical and archaeological heritage. In 2003 the Society's first display cabinet was opened officially on April 17th, 2004 in Bordon Library by Mary Fagan, the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire. These displays are changed regularly throughout the year and feature local historical and archaeological information about the area. They are often combined with a talk from a local historian in co-operation with the Hampshire Library Service. We are currently working on education packs for schools and exploring ways to make the Discovery Centre concept a reality.


Some members of the Society are willing to give talks to other organisations on a variety of archaeological and historical subjects.  

Contact us

For details of our regular talks and outings or to join please contact: Chairman Dr Chris Wain on 01420 472329 or Vice Chairman Colin Brash on 01428 713256

Committee Members


The Society thanks all those who have provided photographs, text and design for this site including Hampshire County Council Museums & Archives Service, David Graham, Adam Carew, Colin Brash, Chris and Bill Wain, Tony Rudgard, Jeni Child and Alan Horsfield.