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A View of Netley Abbey 1909

Netley Abbey

The romantic ruins of Netley Abbey as they appeared in 1909. Netley Abbey has such a fascinating history and it’s interesting to see how historic sites have long captured the imagination of visitors.

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Five Heads Rd Horndean

Old photos Horndean

Old photos can resolve problems but also throw up new ones, can anyone shed light on this pre WWI image from Horndean Hampshire

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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.

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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…

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The Silchester Project

The Silchester Project

The Silchester Project is an archaeological project undertaken by the University of Reading into the Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum in Hampshire. Visit to see the best preserved Roman town walls in Britain.

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Corhampton Church and King Cnut

Corhampton Church

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…

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Butser Ancient Farm

Butser Ancient Farm Hampshire

The Butser Ancient Farm experimental archaeology project is over forty years old and still developing new research into how ancient communities lived. It acts as both a tourist and educational attraction as well as a research site.

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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.

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The Petersfield Museum

Discover Hampshire history through exploring local histroy museums of which the Petersfield Museum is just one. From Petersfield’s bronze age roots to the modern day as well as a chance to look at the work of Flora Twort C19th artist, whose pictures depict life in Petersfield.

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St Barbe Museum

St Barbe Museum

St Barbe Museum in Lymington is a great local history museum that explores a fascinating aspect of Hampshire history

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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…

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