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.

East Meon Overseers Book 1819-1826

East Meon Overseers Book 1819-1826

An open access Hampshire History data Project. A transcription of the East Meon Overseers Book 1819-1826, over 300 names to explore. This is one of a number of small projects being undertaken by the Hampshire History Project which we hope will engage social and family historians alike. Continue Reading

Family Names of The United Kingdom

Family Names of The United Kingdom

A publicly accessible online database of surnames will be available in 2014 thanks to a great project being developed at the University of the West of England The study of the origins of surnames has largely been the preserve of those who study genealogy but like place names, they are an intriguing link back to… Continue Reading

King Alfred the Great, May He Finally Rest?

King Alfred the Great, May He Finally Rest?

King Alfred the Great, his final resting place uncertain for so many years, could it finally have been resolved? The Winchester Uni team have some answers. To be revealed in a documentary in January 2014 Continue Reading

Corhampton Church and King Cnut

Corhampton Church and King Cnut

A possible link between Corhampton church and King Cnut The Anglo Saxon church is awash with historical gems and it’s interesting to consider some of the connections made between its architecture and artefacts and other events that occurred in its long history. Go to the northern side of the church and look at the blocked… Continue Reading

Spring Arts and Heritage Centre Havant

The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre Havant is a great resource for anyone with an interest in the history of this part of Hampshire. It combines art and heritage in a super way, the interactive timeline is just one aspect of this. One of the best aspects about the centre is it’s inclusiveness, with events, exhibits and local experts on hand to help. Continue Reading

Milestones Museum

The Milestones Museum is Hampshire’s living history museum Milestones Museum, close to the town centre of Basingstoke, is a living museum where you and your family can explore life size streets capturing life in Victorian England through to the 1940’s. It is much more than a look see experience though, the museum really encourages young… Continue Reading