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…

Hyde Winchester

Hyde Winchester

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Winchester Historical Landmarks

King Alfred the Great and Hyde Abbey in Winchester are synonymous with each other but what was Hyde and why was King Alfred buried there?

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…

Petersfield War Memorial

Petersfield War Memorial

The Petersfield War Memorial was designed by Harry Inigo Triggs who lived at the house he designed, Little Boarhunt in Liphook Hampshire

Droxford and D-Day

Droxford and D-Day

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series D Day #DDAY71 #DDAY70

The unassuming village of Droxford in the Meon Valley played host to one of WW2’s most important meetings between the worlds leaders including Churchill and Eisenhower, just prior to the D-Day landings