Ropley History Network & Archive

Exploring – recording – Sharing

Archive WorkshopsCome along and get involved at any of the following sessions. You can either help continue to digitise and conserve the ever growing archive or contribute and share your own archives. 

Afternoon 2-4pm  Now every 1st Thursday in the month The Back Meeting room, Ropley Parish Hall

Evening –  New!! – At the Pavilion  6.30 – 8pm  Thursday July 7th and Thursday 4th August.    Perhaps you would like to have a drink from the bar while you come and chat to us about the archive and the new website.

The Jubilee Coin Trail – Available to download.  For those who didn’t have time to do this at the weekend a PDF version of the walk held over the Jubilee weekend will soon be available to download from the website and from our Facebook page.  The download provides some interesting points about a few buildings of historic interest in Ropley and a map to guide you around the 2.5 mile walk.  Please note that the walk was originally aimed at children guided by adults, but anyone can enjoy it.

Dates for your diaries

Every 1st Thursday in the month     Archive workshops 2-4pm at the Parish Hall

Thursday 7th July and 4th August   Archive evening sessions at the Pavilion 6.30-8pm

Thursday 1st September     This will be a social evening with a local speaker, John Snow from the Meon Valley Archaeology & Heritage Group who will be talking about settlement in the Meon Valley through the ages  

Our New Website and Online Archive is Live – Please visit this growing source of historical information about Ropley and the locality.  View documents, maps and photographs and read posts and other articles about local notable people, the railway, old pubs etc.  Get involved – Please be encouraged to contribute your own articles or comment on anything that you see on website – we would love to hear from you. https://www.ropleyhistory.org.uk/

Also a big ‘Thank you’ to all who attendedand helped at our recent events. Both the official Launch of the Website and Archive and the Jubilee exhibition and Coin trail were very well received with a large and enthusiastic turnout highlighting the interest we have in our local history.  

To be involved with the archiving or to offer articles and information about Ropley’s history, please contact ropleyhistory@gmail.com   or contact and comment through our New Website   https://www.ropleyhistory.org.uk/          Also join us on Facebook   

Thank you for your continued interest, involvement and support.   Ropley History Network and Archive Steering Group

Supported by Ropley Society, Ropley Parish Council, Hampshire Archive Trust.


Caroline Ludgate