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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Warblington Watch Huts

Warblington Church Watch Hut

The rare watch huts in the church yard of the church of St Thomas a Becket in Warblington, are another intriguing facet of the history of this fascinating part of Hampshire.

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