Category Archives: Archives Records and Collections

Historic archives and collections with an association with the History of Hampshire and the places people and events that created this historic county.

1950’s Racing Chart of the Solent

1950’s Racing Chart of the Solent

1950’s Racing Chart of the Solent A chance find in a charity shop today turned up a racing chart of Solent and Spithead, how appropriate on the first day of the ‘America’s Cup’ hosted in Portsmouth for the first time¬†in 164 years. Not being a sailor the chart is full of mysteries for me. The… Continue Reading

Data Meon Valley Surnames 1841

Data Meon Valley Surnames 1841

Data collected from the 1841 census on Meon Valley surnames, shows the incidence of surnames in individual villages along the Meon Valley. This bank of data reveals some interesting finds. It is an incomplete but growing body of data useful to Hampshire family historians. Continue Reading

Wymering Fields Cosham

Wymering Fields Cosham

This image of the ¬†Wymering Fields Cosham, is a reminder of a time when this suburb of Portsmouth was a rural area of farms and fields. To the south of Wymering the mudflats of the tidal shore, it sits tucked under the chalk hills at Portsdown north of Portsmouth. After much reclamation and the passage… Continue Reading