REMINDING YOU
TO LOVE LOCAL

About Us

Set up in 2012, inOdiham is a not-for-profit organisation run by a friendly group of local residents, who believe in the benefits of a close-knit community and work together to enrich the village experience for everyone.

As a registered Community Interest Company, our team consists entirely of unpaid volunteers – meaning no shareholders and no members of the Committee receive payment for their services.

inOdiham is closely supported by various local authorities and companies – all of whom share the joint aim of delighting visitors and helping bring the admirable Odiham community closer together.

Odiham Parish Council
Odiham Parish Council

What we do

As well as the 3 annual events below (and the occasional one-off event) we also arrange the Friday Grocery Market, the Christmas Lights along the length of the High Street, the street-level planters in the High Street as well as the mass bulb-planting in the grass verges approaching Odiham … we’re a very busy bunch!

A family-friendly day with food, drink, live music and dancing.

Enjoy over 50 artisan food and drink stalls, talks and live music.

A festive, fun-filled evening with a variety of gift stalls.

A fantastic family-friendly day with food, drink, stalls … and of course plenty of live music and dancing.

Enjoy over 50 artisan food and drink stalls, talks from the expert local producers and exciting live music.

A festive, fun-filled evening with a variety of gift stalls with performances by the village schools plus Live Music & Fair Rides!

A fantastic family-friendly day with food, drink, stalls … and of course plenty of live music and dancing.

Enjoy over 50 artisan food and drink stalls, talks from the expert local producers and exciting live music.

A festive, fun-filled evening with a variety of gift stalls with performances by the village schools plus Live Music & Fair Rides!

Reasons to Visit

Other than the fabulous events, there are plenty of reasons to visit the Saxon village of Odiham, including the wide Georgian High Street with it’s eclectic mix of independent shops and eateries, as well as one of the last surviving Pest Houses in Britain … and the Village Stocks!

Odiham and the surrounding area also boasts some of the best rural and canal walks in Hampshire and the local stretch of the Basingstoke Canal is home to the start of the Magna Carta Trail at King John’s Castle and runs along the site of a royal Deer Park.

So come and take a stroll through the village, across open countryside, along either the Basingstoke Canal or the River Whitewater or over expanses of common – all of which give the opportunity for great views and to see nature at its best.

For more information on the heritage that Odiham has to offer check out either visitodiham.org.uk or odiham-society.org, but in the meantime, here is a gallery to give you an idea of what to expect when you visit our lovely village, including various events throughout the year, plus the bi-annual Armed Forces Day celebrations organised by RAF Odiham and the Parish Council. 

You can also get a fascinating bird’s eye view of the village via the interactive aerial map by local photographer Luke Meldon.

Latest News

SPRING/SUMMER 2022

We are back! The InOdiham Committee are in full planning mode for 2022. We are so excited to confirm the following 3 events – details can be found above as more information becomes available.

Bands in the Bury

on Saturday, June 25

FlavourFest

on Monday, August 29

Christmas Extravaganza

on Sunday, November 27

 

Hopefully in the next few weeks you will also see our two big planters in the High St being made beautiful with red, white and blue floral displays ready for the Jubilee Celebrations. 

The Friday Market is going from strength to strength … not only do we have our regular contributors, Tommy on Fruit & Veg, Hazel with the Bread Stall and Ed & Ian with the Cheese Stall – but watch out for Butler Country Estates Smoked Fish every second week and Woodland Pig pork products every second week as well. Both of these new stalls are proving to be very popular. 

SPRING/SUMMER 2022

We are back! The InOdiham Committee are in full planning mode for 2022. We are so excited to confirm the following 3 events – details can be found above as more information becomes available.

Bands in the Bury

on Saturday June 25

FlavourFest

on Monday August 29

Christmas Extravaganza

on Sunday November 27

 

Hopefully in the next few weeks you will also see our two big planters in the High St being made beautiful with red, white and blue floral displays ready for the Jubilee Celebrations.

The Friday Market is going from strength to strength … not only do we have our regular contributors, Tommy on Fruit & Veg, Hazel with the Bread Stall and Ed & Ian with the Cheese Stall – but watch out for Butler Country Estates Smoked Fish every second week and Woodland Pig pork products every second week as well. Both of these new stalls are proving to be very popular.

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Odiham Friday Weekly Market
Come and join us tomorrow for;
Fruit and Veg 🍌 🥦
Bread 🍞
Cheese 🧀
Woodland Pig 🐖
See you there!
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Aug 11th, 2022

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Really sorry but Ian won't be there with the Cheese tomorrow

Odiham Weekly Market
We will be back in the High St tomorrow from 8am.
Why not come along and stock up for the weekend?
Fruit 🍎 and Vegetables 🥕
Bread 🥖
Cheese 🧀
Smoked Fish 🔥 🐠
And we have a pop up stall this week. The Hampshire Shepherd will be joining us with their lamb products.
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Aug 4th, 2022
Odiham Weekly Market
We will be back in the High St tomorrow from 8am. 
Why not come along and stock up for the weekend? 
Fruit 🍎 and Vegetables 🥕 
Bread 🥖 
Cheese 🧀 
Smoked Fish 🔥 🐠 
And we have a pop up stall this week. The Hampshire Shepherd will be joining us with their lamb products.

We are sad to announce that Fred Lee, Britain's youngest D-Day veterans and resident of Odiham, has sadly died at the age of 95.

His family have asked us to let the community know that his funeral will take place at 11:30am on the 1st Sept at All Saints Church and those who knew Fred and want to pay their respects are very welcome to attend.

- Fred was just 17-years-old when his warship dropped the first wave of troops on Gold Beach, Normandy, on D-Day in 1944.

- Stationed on HMS Nith as an engine room stoker, Fred helped sail the 231st Infantry Brigade near to the town of Arromanches.

- He also narrowly survived an attack by a German guided 'Mistel' bomber on his ship which left nine dead and 27 injured.

- Fred was also a Legion D'Honneur recipient which is France's highest military honour.

Thank you for you service Fred and the freedoms we now enjoy. May you Rest in Peace.
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Aug 4th, 2022
We are sad to announce that Fred Lee, Britains youngest D-Day veterans and resident of Odiham, has sadly died at the age of 95. 
His family have asked us to let the community know that his funeral will take place at 11:30am on the 1st Sept at All Saints Church and those who knew Fred and want to pay their respects are very welcome to attend.
- Fred was just 17-years-old when his warship dropped the first wave of troops on Gold Beach, Normandy, on D-Day in 1944.
- Stationed on HMS Nith as an engine room stoker, Fred helped sail the 231st Infantry Brigade near to the town of Arromanches.
- He also narrowly survived an attack by a German guided Mistel bomber on his ship which left nine dead and 27 injured.
- Fred was also a Legion DHonneur recipient which is Frances highest military honour.
Thank you for you service Fred and the freedoms we now enjoy.  May you Rest in Peace.

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Sad news, stand down Sir your job is done❤️

A lovely man much loved and respected by his neighbours in Palace Gate.

RiP Fred. What a great man. Thank you for your service.

Oh that's sad I knew Fred well what a lovely kind man ..always brought a smile to everyone who met him .. R.I.P xxxxxx

Oh no !! Sad to see this. I had the pleasure in speaking to Fred for ages at Roy's funeral and he gave me a signed picture postcard of himself in his medals and its on my notice board in my kitchen, I will treasure it....condolences to Julie and family xxx

RIP your duty is done sir.

RIP Sir, my dad landed on Gold beach so he may well have been on your ship. Thank you for your service ❤️

RIP Fred

Such a wonderful man and lovely neighbour to my mother in law. He will be sadly missed 💔

A hero through and through. R I P sir .

RIP Fred, duty done

RIP Fred. 🥃

RIP Fred

RIP Fred xx🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️

Stand Easy Fred. 🥃

RIP

Are you repaired. X

RIP, RESPECT, 🎖🎖🎖🎖

RIP Fred 🙏

Duty done Fred🍺

CS & FW shippers 😔⚓️🥃

Respect

Such sad news. X

Condolancesto Kevin, julie and the family. Will miss seeing Fred

Get well cath

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Jul 28th, 2022

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Jul 24th, 2022
Have you seen our beautiful planters in the High St? They are looking really lovely in the sunshine!Image attachment

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Sue waters them religiously, beautiful

Come and join us tomorrow at the Odiham Market
We will be in the High St from 8am until 1pm
It is the perfect opportunity to get all of your…..
Fruit and Veg 🍎 🥕
Bread 🥖 🍞
Cheese 🧀 🫕
Smoked Fish 🐟
See you there!
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Jul 21st, 2022

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Jul 20th, 2022
New Event in Odiham!

Odiham Flavourfest

GET YOUR TASTEBUDS READY!
We're excited to let you know that Odiham's FlavourFest is finally returning in 2022 after a two year COVID break! It will take place on Bank Holiday ‪Monday the 29th of August from 11am - 5pm with irresistible offerings from a delectable range of artisan food and drink producers. This year, we continue to showcase the finest local food businesses, alongside toe-tapping live entertainment and children's activities on Odiham's gorgeous High Street.

At FlavourFest you can taste your way across the county at 50 stalls, as you experience Hampshire’s varied and vibrant cuisine. Don’t forget to taste your way around the village’s many and varied café’s and restaurants.

Join your friends and bring the family for a fun day out and celebrate Summer ... it's free!
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Jul 19th, 2022
Odiham Flavourfest 
GET YOUR TASTEBUDS READY!
Were excited to let you know that Odihams FlavourFest is finally returning in 2022 after a two year COVID break! It will take place on Bank Holiday ‪Monday the 29th of August from 11am - 5pm with irresistible offerings from a delectable range of artisan food and drink producers. This year, we continue to showcase the finest local food businesses, alongside toe-tapping live entertainment and childrens activities on Odihams gorgeous High Street. 
At FlavourFest you can taste your way across the county at 50 stalls, as you experience Hampshire’s varied and vibrant cuisine. Don’t forget to taste your way around the village’s many and varied café’s and restaurants. 
Join your friends and bring the family for a fun day out and celebrate Summer ... its free!

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We can’t wait!! 🤩🎉🐖

Anne-marie Gregory

Sarah Welch Peter Welch x

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Odiham Friday Weekly Market
Come and join us tomorrow for;
Fruit and Veg 🍌 🥦
Bread 🍞
Cheese 🧀
Woodland Pig 🐖
See you there!
... See MoreSee Less

Aug 11th, 2022

Comment on Facebook

Really sorry but Ian won't be there with the Cheese tomorrow

Odiham Weekly Market
We will be back in the High St tomorrow from 8am.
Why not come along and stock up for the weekend?
Fruit 🍎 and Vegetables 🥕
Bread 🥖
Cheese 🧀
Smoked Fish 🔥 🐠
And we have a pop up stall this week. The Hampshire Shepherd will be joining us with their lamb products.
... See MoreSee Less

Aug 4th, 2022
Odiham Weekly Market
We will be back in the High St tomorrow from 8am. 
Why not come along and stock up for the weekend? 
Fruit 🍎 and Vegetables 🥕 
Bread 🥖 
Cheese 🧀 
Smoked Fish 🔥 🐠 
And we have a pop up stall this week. The Hampshire Shepherd will be joining us with their lamb products.
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Join Us

We have a wonderful group of volunteers, but could always do with an extra pair of hands and we’d love to have you on the team, even if it is only to occasionally help distribute leaflets and/or marshal events!

Our current chair-person is Jon Hale and the other active committee members are Sue Williams, Rachel Watt, John Lodder, Shane Avery, Anna Macready, Jane & Tony Costigan, David & Sandra Hawes, Neil Wallington and Sarah Biggs.

A big thank you also goes to all previous committee members including Delly & Francis Howard, Jan Baker, Jo Kelsey, Min Broughton, Amanda & Jim Coomber, Becci Friend, Julia Freeman, Emma Jones, Callum Campbell, Ralph Cook, Melanie Harper, Netty Warnakulasuriya, Sarah Golley, Richard Harris, Mark Kellie, Mandy White, Jenny Atherton, Sue Hockey, Thérèse Lawlor, Simon Harper and Helen Price.

We realise that time is precious and we would only ask you to offer a few hours every now and then, as the need arises, entirely at your convenience. If you’d like to be involved, just drop us an email and we’ll add you to our team of volunteers and let you know what help is needed and when.

Get in Touch

We’d love to hear from you, so just drop us a line – to ask about volunteering and general enquiries please either use the form below or email us directly – info@inodiham.co.uk or if you’d prefer, our postal address is inOdiham, c/o The Cross Barn, Palace Gate Farm, Odiham, Hampshire RG29 1JX.  For applications or details about having a stall, please see the relevant event above.