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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?

This entry is part 9 of 15 in the series Anglo Saxon Hampshire

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

Hampshire Village Fetes

The verges of the roads are awash with them in early summer, not wild flowers but notice boards, lovingly painted by hand or fashionably designed, promoting the village fete. It feels as though every village in the county of Hampshire is galvanized into action. It’s time for the village fete. The village greens are prepared,… Continue Reading