The Wilton Historical Society

The Wilton Historical Society


Society established 1977. Meets third Monday each month at the 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.

Today it has a paid-up membership of around 30 with an organising committee of elected members to plan events.

The Society holds regular meetings in the Wilton Community Centre at which guest speakers are invited to talk on a range of topics of both local and national significance.

Members are also encouraged to do research, either individually or in groups, to add to the knowledge of the Society and the public at large. Currently we are researching the names of the World War 1dead recorded on the Wilton War Memorial.

Meetings are held every two months throughout the year on the third Monday of the month; a programme of events is published in advance and forthcoming talks are advertised on posters and in the local press.

The Society is self-funded through a modest annual membership fee of £3.50 for 6 talks. Additional funds are raised through regular raffles, occasional book sales and the sale of light refreshments. Non-members are welcome to attend and are charged £1.50 per meeting.

The 2014 programme featured talks on Morris Dancing, a Salisbury Titanic Victim, The Mary Rose, the Tower of London, Battlefield Tours and the New Forest Flying School of 1910.