HIAS Meetings, 2017

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 2017 Meetings programme is available here

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




  January 9th

Victorian-style Music Entertainment

Peter Trodd

February 6th

Flying Boats in Southampton

Colin van Geffen

March 6th     

Arc Deco Buildings in Southampton

Andy Russel

April 3rd

Quaker Businesses in Britain

John Avery

May 8th

Gunwharf Area of Portsmouth

M Underwood

June 5th

The Camden Winding Vaults of the London & Birmingham Railway

Bill Fawcett

July 3rd

Dorset Then and Now from the Air

Gordon le Pard

August 7th

The Fire Service

Alan House

September 4th

Steam Engines and Commercial Vehicles:  A Miscellany

Bob Smith

October 2nd

A Unique china clay works at Small Hanger on Dartmoor

Peter Stanier

November 6th

Annual General Meeting

December 4th

A Million Dollars of Entertainment

Bill White


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.