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

HH Project Update on 16th Century Hampshire Wills

HH Project Update on 16th Century Hampshire Wills

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Digital Projects

Hampshire History’s Tudor Wills data project first stages an introduction and links to the data for family social and local history. Continue Reading

Data Meon Valley Surnames 1841

Data Meon Valley Surnames 1841

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Digital Projects

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 entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Hampshire History Postcards and Images

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Hampshire History Postcards and ImagesThis 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… Continue Reading

D-Day Gathering

D-Day Gathering

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series D Day #DDAY71 #DDAY70

Making ready for Overlord in Hampshire, with troops massing on the South Coast, Eisenhower moving into Southwick House and Admiral Ramsay running Neptune from Southwick Fort. Who was in your area around the time of Mid-May to 6th June there was lots of hearsay but has your village or town got a story to tell? Continue Reading

Droxford WW2 and the Royal Ulster Rifles

Droxford WW2 and the Royal Ulster Rifles

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series D Day #DDAY71 #DDAY70

In the run up to D-Day Droxford was home to troops near and far including the 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles. By kind permission of the official history site for the 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles, we are able to share some images from May 1944. Continue Reading