History Society

History Society



histsoc-trans-50mm100dpiIn 2011, the History Society's of Botley & Curdridge and Durley amalgamated to form the Botley, Curdridge and Durley History Society.
For history relating to Durley, see web page Durley Village Web Site
For Durley News Letters Click on Durley News Letters


The History Society meets 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


Read about 'Botley and Curdridge - 'A History of Two Hampshire Villages' by Dennis Stokes - Price £12-50 (Obtainable from Dennis Stokes


at or from The Penny Farthing Gallery, The Square, Botley)

See the 'Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Botley' in a DVD by Derek Cole

The programme of meetings with talks for 2016/17 are as follows:
28th October - Victoria Cross - Facts & Fancies and A.G.M.
18th November - The Road to Agincourt
9th December - Christmas Celebration (Members & Friends)
27th January - Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion
24th February - The Art of the Anglo-Saxons
17th March - WW2 Flying Boats, our Fathers & Fate
28th April - Louis Pasteur & Rabies Virus
22nd September - HMS Alliance & the Submarine Museum
27th October - History of the Botley to Bishop's Waltham Railway
17th November - The Fire Service during WW2
All meetings are held at the Reading Room, Curdridge at 8-00pm

Botley Parish Registers 1679-1837 - by Mick Cooper (opens in New Window)


Baptisms in Botley  There are over 6000 entries covering the period from 1679 to November 1975

Click on Baptisms Database to view and search.  (opens in a new window)




For some old Botley Photos Click on image below to see larger picture

  • Biggs-SaddlersBiggs-Saddlers
  • Botley_Aerial-View_looking_WestBotley_Aerial-View_looking_West
  •  The Brewery Bar The Brewery Bar
  • Brock's shopBrock's shop
  • Church looking from the South EastChurch looking from the South East
  • High street looking WestHigh street looking West
  •  Old cottages in High Street Old cottages in High Street
  • Lewry-ShopLewry-Shop
  • Market_Hall_1Market_Hall_1
  • View of Winchester StreetView of Winchester Street


'Botley -Past & Present'  A  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.   Book published in 2007 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.   Available from good bookshops, Bishop's Waltham Post Office and through this website. 


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)