HIAS Meetings, 2016

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.

Please note:  The meetings for  March, April and September have had to be rearranged from the order given in the printed programme and are as shown below. A revised programme can be printed off from here.

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




  January 4th

The Rise of the Railway

C Humby

February 1st

Ambulance Trains & Hospital Ships

Andy Skinner

March 7th     

Gordon-Keeble, Hampshire's only supercar (postponed until April)


April 4th

Gordon-Keeble, Hampshire's only supercar

Mike Webster

May 9th

Forton Lake & its boat shipyards

Martin R Marks

June 6th

The Swash Channel Wreck

Gordon Le Pard

July 4th

Airfields of the New Forest

J Levesley

August 1st

Two Tall Ships - Lord Nelson & Tenacious

Jubilee Sailing Trust

September 5th

Social impact of the railways

Ray Riley

October 3rd

Wessex Brewing & Malting

Peter Stanier

November 7th

Annual General Meeting


December 5th


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.