The Wilton Historical Society

The Wilton Historical Society

Society. Meets on the third Monday of alternate months from January to November in the Wilton Community Centre at 7.30pm.

Contact. Felicity Smith 01722 742526 email

The Society was founded in 1977 with the aim of stimulating interest among local residents in the history of Wilton and the wider world. Guest speakers are invited to talk on a range of topics of both local and national significance.

The Society is self-funded through a modest annual membership fee of £6 for 6 talks. Additional funds are raised through raffles and the sale of light refreshments. Non-members are welcome as guests and charged £2 per meeting.

A programme of events is published in advance and forthcoming talks are advertised on posters and in the local press.

Past talks of local interest have included carpet weaving in Wilton, the Earls of Pembroke, the history of Wilton House grounds and art collection, prominent women of Wilton and the Salisbury War Memorial. Of more general interest there have been talks on the Tower of London, early flying pioneers, Morris Dancing and Jack the Ripper.

The following talks are planned for 2019:

Jan 21st – What does a Blue Badge Guide do? (John Cutland)
Mar 18th – Stoney Cross (Henry Cole)
May 20th – Queen Victoria (Ros Liddington)
July 15th – Ladies of the Tower (Tony Strafford)
Sept 16th -The Alchemist (Alan Crooks)
Nov 18th – Ticket to Ride (Judy Rouse)

The Society welcomes enquiries about local history and is very pleased to help wherever possible. It should be pointed out, however, that the Society does not hold any records.


Posted on

22 January 2015