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 Highclere Grampus

The Hampshire folktale of the Grampus of Highclere is surely one of the most peculiar folk stories in Hampshire. A creature that lives in a yew tree?

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