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An Alresford Toilet and the Cold War

Cold War in Hampshire

What is the connection between New Alresford in Hampshire and the Cold War? Well it might surprise you to know that one of the most unremarkable buildings in Hampshire a toilet block in New Alresford has a vital connection to the Cold War.

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St Mary the Virgin Old Alresford

St Mary the Virgin Old Alresford

The church of St Mary the Virgin Old Alresford Hampshire was built in the C18th next to the house where Nelson’s Admiral Rodney lived and where Mary Sumner, founder of the Mother’s Union was the rector’s wife.

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Mary Mitford Hampshire Author

Mary Mitford was an author in the early C19th whose work gives as rich a view of society at that time as that written by Jane Austen, her Hampshire contemporary.

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Napoleonic Soldiers in Alresford

Grave of Napoleonic soldier

The five graves of Napoleonic soldiers and wives taken prisoner of war and held on parole at Alresford in Hampshire are a poignant reminder of an unsettled time in English history

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Alresford Harbour

Alresford harbour resevoir Hampshire

The dam and resevoir at Alresford is one of the largest and most impressive structures of Medieval England but has it revealed its full purpose?

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