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Events Archive

This page lists some of our past events. Later events are on the current events page. The reports of earlier events are on the events pages on our archive website. if you wish to return to this, our current, website we suggest that you right click and open the archive page in a new tab or window.


2012 Events

More information about most of the events listed below can be seen in the 2-page 2012 Walks & Talks programme overview (PDF).

  • Fri 9th November: Quiz Night at East Meon Village Hall 7pm.
  • Thu 18th October: Quiz Night at Littleton Village Hall 7pm.
  • Wed 25th July: History & Conservation: Visit to Danebury Hill.
  • Sun 15th July: Open Garden Kimpton House - for CPRE members and guests.
  • Thu 12th July: Understanding Rural Business - a visit to the Vitacress nature-friendly farm at Pewsey near the Wiltshire/ Hants border - read visit report.
  • Thu 21st June: Neighbourhood Plans - getting started; free workshop, Easton Village Hall - see leaflet for details.
  • Thu 14th June: River Restoration & Conservation - Guided visit on the River Itchen by Martin de Retuerto from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.
  • Thu 17th May: CPRE Hampshire AGM - read the Chairman's Annual Review.
  • Wed 25th Apr: Managing Rural Business - Combined trip to Hill Farm Juice & Hill Place in Swanmore, from 11am to 3.30pm - read visit report (PDF: 767kb).
  • Sun 1st Apr: A walk to celebrate the first anniversary of the South Downs National Park. 8 mile walk Queen Elizabeth Country Park (Hampshire Ramblers).
  • Wed 21st Mar: Living with Environmental Change - A talk by the Earl of Selborne at Itchen Abbas Village Hall- see Press release :: invitation (PDF) :: talk outline
  • Thurs 8th Mar: Localism - what's in it for you; new opportunities (special event) - see details
  • Thurs 8th Feb: Localism - what's in it for your community? (special event) - see details

2011 Events

  • Fri 4th Nov: Quiz Night at East Meon Village Hall with top London Quizmaster Richard Hilliard
  • Wed 2nd Nov: North Hampshire Autumn Supper with talk by Professor Sir Ghillean Prance
  • Tues 11th Oct: Visit to Bowman's Brewery (plus optional supper).
  • Tues 27th Sept: Managing Tarmac operations within the sensitive countryside environment.
  • Sun 10th July: A special performance of The Magic Flute by Oyster Opera at Bedales School - see description and flyer
  • Sun 19th June: Open Garden at Ashley Manor - a garden with stunning views, wildlife pond, wildflower meadow and Victorian glasshouse
  • Wed 15 June: Coach trip to Brownsea Island - a Wooded National Trust Estate with stunning scenery
  • Thurs 19th May: 'Summer Sunday' - performance of a choral cantata by Joseph Horowitz - see poster (PDF)
  • Thurs 12th May: CPRE Hampshire AGM at Itchen Abbas Village Hall from 11am. After the AGM there will be talks by Timothy Bowles on CPRE's new branding and Mike Rushworth of Vitacress Salads on 'The Challenges for Rural Businesses'.
  • Tues 10th May: Combined visit to Alton's Material Recycling Facility and Little Busy Warren Copse Composting site

2010 Events

Full details of our 2010 events can be seen in our 2010 Walks and Talks leaflet.

  • Wed 10th November - seminar for parish councils and amenity groups - read report.
  • Wed 3rd November - a fungal foray in the New Forest - see press release
  • Fri 3rd September - horse-drawn barge cruise on the Kennet & Avon canal
  • Wed 18th August - People and Places in Portsmouth
  • Sat 17th July - a guided walk around the 7,000 acre Southwick Estate near Fareham
  • Thurs 10th June - A guided visit to the Vitacress watercress beds and revitalised water meadow at St. Mary Bourne
  • Wed 12th May - coach trip to Kew Gardens
  • Thurs 15th April - a guided tour around Portsmouth with the emphasis on personalities - see above
  • Wed 31st March - a celebratory party on the eve of the opening of the South Downs National Park
  • Sat 8th May - a walk on the Isle of Wight starting with the Portsmouth to Fishbourne passenger ferry

2009 Events

  • Sat 3rd Oct: Concert by The Galliard Trio at St Cross, Winchester - see poster (PDF) and press release.
  • Wed 30th Sept: Day at national Oceanographic Centre, Southampton; 10am - 4.30pm
  • Sat 18th July: South Downs National Park walk in Western Weald
  • Wed 8th July: Guided tour, wine tasting and lunch, Danebury Vineyard, Stockbridge.
  • Wed 10th June: Guided tour of Daisy's Dairy in Rotherwick.
  • Wed 20th May: 2009 AGM at Shawford Parish Hall - read report
  • Tues 28th April: A guided walk around historical Romsey, starting at 10.30 am

See the 2009 Walks & Talks leaflet (PDF).


2008 Events

  • Thurs 30th Oct: Additional visit to Alton's Material Recovery Facility
  • Thurs 23rd Oct: Visit to Alton's Material Recovery Facility
  • Tues 23rd Sept: Tour of Twyford Waterworks
  • Sat 30th Aug: Guided walk at Fleet Pond Nature Reserve
  • Sat 16th Aug: 'Madding Crowd' - music at Hospital of St. Cross, Winchester - see announcement
  • Sun 3rd Aug: A guided walk in historic Silchester organised by two local CPRE members
  • Sun 6th July: CRPE stand at Alton Show featured Greening of Alton and Holbourne Campaign - read report
  • Thurs 3rd April: Guided walk around Old Portsmouth
  • Thurs 24th April: AGM, Marwell Hotel - see report
  • Sun 11th May: Countryside Day, Queen Elizabeth Park - see press report - photos
  • Sat 21st June: Wintershill Estate, near Winchester - visit to two farms

See the Walks and Talks 2008 leaflet.


2007 Events

2006 Events

This page last updated 20th January 2014.

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The photograph shows one of our 'walks and talks' events, this one a visit to the Southwick Estate. Other farm visits have highlighted water buffalo farming, nurturing woodland and water meadows.



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