The information contained in these pages has been collected by Una Lonergan and Beryl Green over a period of fifteen years into an “Archive” of Historical Information about the people, their recollections and events that occured in the Village of North Baddesley, plus many hundreds of photographs that have been supplied by villagers.
Una and Beryl tell the story, in their own words of how this “Archive” and “The North Baddesley Historical Society” came into being.
“We have been friends since we were teenagers and in the early 1990’s (having both retired), we decided to find out more about the village that we lived in. In the process we started to gather a lot of old photographs, old wills, documents and information about the village, including quite a few memoirs of people who have lived here all their lives, this now forms the basis of what is known as THE NORTH BADDESLEY ARCHIVE.
In 1996 we produced our first book entitled The Changing Face of North Baddesley and in 2005 our second book North Baddelsey… Revisited (we still have copies of this available at £3.00 each)
In between times we produced two videos in 2003 entitled:
The Story of North Baddesley From Domesday to the Millenium and
The Story of the Borden Site 1938-2002.
The inaugural meeting took place in September 2006, with the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Parish Council joining us on the Committee. The first benefit of the Historical Society has been the setting up of this Web Site, bringing us into the 2lst century.”
Sadly the two friends that created “The North Baddesley Achive” and “The North Baddesley Historical Society” are no longer involved in the Society as Beryl is now in a home and Una Lonergan has recently died. However the “The North Baddesley Historical Society” will continue.
In 2005 we published the The North Baddesley… Revisted book which is a 56 page Pictorial Journey Though The 20th Century with colour and black and white photographs of North Baddesley plus text snippets of its history. Copies are available for only £3.00 plus post and packing.
So far over 1500 copies of this book have been sold and £1000 has been donated to the Patients Participation Group (Health Centre)
In January 2008 we published the Memoranda of the Parish of North Baddesley by John Marsh 1808 to mark the 200th anniversary of it being written. The book has 32 pages and is a history of North Baddesley written by John Marsh and is dedicated to Sir Nathaniel Holland Bart owner of the Manor at the time. Copies are available for only £3.00 each plus post and packing.
In May 2008 we published the North Baddesley School Log Book 1876-1945 compiled by Janet Harman.The book has 66 pages of interesting extracts from the school log from its beginning in 1876 and concluding at the end of the Second World War. Copies are available for only £3.00 each plus post and packing.
In May 2010 we published The Story of Baddesley - An Interesting Hampshire Manor by Florence Horatia Nelson Suckling. The book has 40 pages of the history of Baddesley from the time of its record in the Domesday Book 1086 up to 1916. Copies are available for only £3.00 each plus post and packing.
The aims are:
We meet every two months in the Baptist Church Hall, Nutburn Road (near the traffic lights on the A27) at 7.30pm. Various project groups meet together for extra research at other times. At the moment research is being undertaken into, the history of shops & businesses, source of road names, local farms, wartime etc.
For further details contact:
Jane Powell on 023 8073 2128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAMME FOR 2013
“Hampshire Treasures & Old Romsey Films”
Wessex Film & Sound Archive
“Bygone Southampton” Slide Show & Talk
Outing - Soton Old Walls
Meet at Baptist Church Hall. Time to be arranged
Supper & Photographic Projection
World War I Commemoration
North Baddesley - Farms
Subscriptions are due in January
Yearly Subs are £12, Visitors £2.50