Welcome to Whitchurch and Ganarew Local History Society.

We are a small, friendly society set up in 2015  by a group of individuals interested in the local history of our area. 

Church of Saint Swithin, Ganarew.
Church of Saint Swithin, Ganarew.
Whitchurch Church .
Saint Dubricius Church, Whitchurch.5

Here at WAGS our formal aim is:

​To further and encourage skills in local history and to disseminate information

On a more informal level we like to provide interest and enjoyment to our members and, on a broader scale, be part of a thriving community and contribute to life in our area. 

To do this we organise talks, visits and local events. 

Our members were particularly busy during the Covid lockdown recording life in the village in 2020 in the form of a modern day ‘Scrapbook’. 

Time was also spent preparing an Exhibition on the Swinging Sixties which happened at the end of July. You can find out more about this exhibition under our Posts page and for future talks and events look on the Events page.

We would love to have more members, so if you think you would like to be part of our society then please go to the Membership section and we look forward to welcoming you in person.

Sally Yeshin


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