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Ashford Hanger and William Cobbett

Ashford Hanger and William Cobbett

The landscape of Ashford Hanger is little changed since William Cobbett wrote about it in his book ‘Rural Rides’. The shape of the land is as memorable now as it was then when Cobbett traversed its heights in 1822.

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1950’s Racing Chart of the Solent

America's cup

1950’s Racing Chart of the Solent A chance find in a charity shop today turned up a racing chart of Solent and Spithead, how appropriate on the first day of the ‘America’s Cup’ hosted in Portsmouth for the first time in 164 years. Not being a sailor the chart is full of mysteries for me. The…

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D-Day from Liphook to Southwick and Southampton WW2

#DDAY70 Red Arrows and a clear blue sky an enormous surge of energy and emotion #DDAY70 Portsmouth Hants UK
This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series D Day #DDAY71 #DDAY70

Hampshire was full of troops equipment and there was a sense of a huge buildup, the population had been drilled on security but speculation was growing something ‘BIG’ was going to happen. What was it like for the residents of Hampshire as finally these massive resources and numbers of troops mobilised for the big push? Something “BIG” was going to happen but when? One of a series of posts marking Hampshire and its role and experience of the run-up to D-Day.

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History of the New Forest

History of the New Forest

The history of the New Forest National Park, is evident in the landscape, in the villages and towns and on the coast of this unique part of Britain.

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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…

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Hampshire Fingerposts

Hampshire Fingerpost

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

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Data Meon Valley Surnames 1841

Exton Church Yard Hampshire
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.

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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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DataVis Network Diagrams

Jane Austen in Steventon

HGS Embedded Data Visualisation Prototype Testing This is an exploratory and experimental demonstration using nodal graphing and network diagram techniques around the density ad incidence of a sample of 7,500+ Family History Records Summarised as a SURNAME Network Map. It demonstrates how the maths of Graphing theory overcomes the relatively inflexible structure of the traditional…

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How can You Survey 5 Million Books in Less than 5 Secs?

Use the Hampshire Digital Humanities Tool Tips and Connections for your project

If in 5 seconds you could glean some relevant data and insights from a text database (known as Corpra) searching 500 Billion Words in the process, would you be impressed? Books are wonderful things and with Ebooks, Ereaders, Tablets whatever the type or platform it has never been easier to read on the go and…

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