The Swing Riots

Plaque to Henry Cook swing rioter

The Swing Riots in Hampshire. The Swing Riots of 1830 were an uprising by agricultural workers in parts of Eastern and Southern England. It was a civil unrest that was a long time in the making, the stirrings of unrest began in the 1780’s and then during the Napoleonic Wars faded away somewhat. Fifty years…

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The Broughton Dovecote

Broughton Dovecote

The Broughton dovecote is an unusual piece of architecture sitting in the churchyard of St Marys but what is even more interesting is the mechanism unseen inside.

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