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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St Swithun’s Church Martyr Worthy

St Swithun's church Martyr Worthy

St Swithun’s church Martyr Worthy is a Norman church but its tall narrow doorways might tempt you to think otherwise. There has been a church at Martyr Worthy Hampshire since Domesday.

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