Waterside Heritage own and run the Waterside Heritage Centre in Hythe, which acts as a local record office and study centre for the Waterside Parishes
Waterside Heritage was formed at a public meeting in Hythe on the 28th September 1995. Subsequently a constitution was adopted and charity status granted by the Charity Commission
The aims and objectives within the constitution are as follows:
• To take such action as may be necessary and appropriate to establish and
maintain a permanent exhibition and study centre for local and community history in the Waterside parishes of Fawley, Hythe & Dibden and Marchwood and to preserve, conserve and display as appropriate records, photographs, artefacts and other material relating to the history of the three parishes.
• To promote the study of local and community history within schools and
other venues in the Waterside through the use of local facílities, visits, study modules and other means.
• To support the publication of books and papers on subjects relating to the
heritage of the Waterside.