History of the Society

The Amesbury Society was formed in 1975 by a group of local people inspired by an exhibition about Amesbury, displayed in the town's library.  The Society holds a programme of public meetings and lectures during the Winter months.  During the Summer there are occasional field trips and outings to sites of historical and environmental interest. Events   

The Society has most recently published

 "Amesbury history and description of a South Wiltshire town",  £9.50 or £11.65 inc. P&P UK Mainland

"The Amesbury History Trail"  guide to the town,+walks. £2.50 or £3.95 inc. P& P to UK.Mainland.

"Amesbury &1914"   events in the town during 1914, including National & International events concerning The Great War with stories of those locals who lost their lives. £3.00 or £4.40 inc P&P to U.K. Mainland

"The Amesbury War Memorial Lest We Forget"  a history of the town's war memorial and the stories of those named upon it. First and Second world wars.(Enlarged and corrected 2nd edition.£3.00 or £4.40 to UK mainland

Orders for books to   michaelwebayliss@gmail.com  Tel. 01980 623846 

The Amesbury Society as part of the town's 2000 Millennium Celebrations sponsored a series of seven lectures and these were published in 2004, so that a record be kept. It also organised and raised the funds needed for the restoration of the town's War Memorial and has produced a "DVD OF Amesbury's History"  One of the aims of the Society is to ensure that nothing is forever lost in our town and its locality.

Members of the Society are kept in touch with its activities via a twice yearly newsletter, which also features items of local interest.  Editor: Peter Goodhugh.

Membership is open to all.

To join The Amesbury Society, please download the form which is on the Membership page and forward it with your payment as directed.