The Worthys Local History Group contains several members who are actively researching various aspects of the history of the Worthy villages. Many undertaken with the view of delivering a talk to the group and/or producing an article for Worthy History or the Parish Magazine.
The current project researchers are always looking for information, so if you or anybody you know has any knowledge of the subject or its background, the researcher would like to know about it. You, or an acquaintance, may know a great deal about a subject, but even if you think it trivial it could be a golden nugget for the researcher. The project researchers welcome assistance from anybody who would be interested in getting involved. Prior knowledge of a subject is not required, only the enthusiasm to help in any way.
Please visit the page "current projects" to see the areas of research currently being undertaken.
If you have been accumulating information on any subject that could be perceived as of local history interest (including for example, family history, conservation work, or natural history), then please get in touch with us. We may be able to help and would be keen to publish your results in Worthy History.
We also list below some suggested projects which, to our knowledge, are not being researched. We would welcome people to pursue these subjects. You would be surprised at how interesting and absorbing you will find a subject once you get your teeth into it.
The Cart and Horses Pub
The King Charles Pub/Springvale Hotel
British Legion in the Worthys
River Itchen through the Worthys
The Worthys’ Water Meadows
The Sports and Social Club
Cornerways Old People's Home (1977 - 2012)
Historical geography of the Worthys, how topography influenced early development
Doctors and health services pre-NHS, School health, School nurse
Pilgrims Way through the Worthys
Police house, law and order in the villages
Provision of street lighting
Winchester Cattle Markets
The Drovers, their routes and resting places
Poor relief and the workhouse
The midwife and baby clinics
Any family, grand or otherwise
Any house, large or small
Any aspect relating to Martyr Worthy