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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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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