Hampshire History Blog

Hampshire History Blog Hampshire History Blog is about the Hampshire History team out and  about visiting Hampshire’s historic sites, enjoying arts cultural and heritage  in the county and sharing discoveries along the way. We thought it might be interesting to share a few views and experiences as we evolve the Hampshire History project. Some of…

Hampshire Churches Stained Glass

Hampshire Churches Stained Glass

Hampshire Churches Stained Glass Stained and painted glass has filled the the windows of our parish churches and great cathedrals for over a thousand years. There are so many beautiful stained glass windows in Hampshire churches that on our history foraging expeditions we make sure to capture as many images of them as possible. These…

Hampshire Fingerposts

Hampshire Fingerposts

Hampshire fingerposts decorate the crossroads of many Hampshire lanes but without care and attention they will be fall into disrepair and be lost to Hampshire history

Royal Hampshire Regiment WWI War Diaries

Royal Hampshire Regiment WWI War Diaries

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Military Hampshire

The WWI war diaries for the Royal Hampshire Regiment are available for research through the Royal Hampshire Museum at Winchester

The Pompey Pals

The Pompey Pals

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Military Hampshire

In WWI Portsmouth was able to raise two battalions of ‘Pompey Pals’ the 14th and 15th Hampshire Regiment. Many enlisted at Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth Football Club. How must it have felt to these men of Portsmouth, many of whom would be fervent Pompey supporters, to enter the gates of Fratton Park, not to join the fray of a football game but to enter the affray of war?

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.

WWI Memorial Exbury

WWI Memorial Exbury

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series WWI Hampshire Memorials

The WWI memorial at Exbury Hampshire is a poignant memorial to the Forster brothers who gave their lives in WWI.

WWI Guy Victor Baring Northington

WWI Guy Victor Baring Northington

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series WWI Hampshire Memorials

Guy Victor Baring is remembered in Northington Church by amongst other things a simple wooden cross. Just another poignant reminder of the lives given by Hampshire men in WWI.