HIAS Meetings, 2018

All meetings  are held at the Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF at 7.45 PM on the first Monday of the month, unless stated otherwise. Visitors Welcome. Free Car Parking. See here for directions. Occasional visitors are welcome to attend at no charge.

The 2018 Meetings programme is available here

Short reports of  past meetings from January 2015 onwards are available here.




  January 8th

   Hampshire's First Pilot

   Mike Gibson

February 5th

History of Hydraulics

Steve Skinner

March 5th

The Southampton & Salisbury Canal revisited

Jon Sims

April 9th

Lucy Houston, the Lady who saved the nation

Colin van Geffen

May 14th

Swaythling Remount Depot - Supplying Horses for war service

John Fish

June 4th

The Withered Arm - A Personal Journey
[about the Southern Railway West of Exeter]

Howard Sprenger

July 2nd

Women on the Railway

Becky Peacock

August 6th

The Queen Mary before & after the war

Stephen Hoadley

September 3rd

I.A.  Films

Rob Fish

October 1st

Northampton not Southampton: 
Industrial Heritage around a Midlands County

Peter Stanier

November 5th

Annual General Meeting

December 3rd

Victorian Humour

Alan Brindle


The Newcomen Society holds a monthly series of  meetings usually at 6.30 pm in Room 0.27, Portland Building, Portsmouth University. See http://newcomen.com/?page_id=944 for details of forthcoming talks.