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D-Day Gathering

Hampshire was at the centre of D-Day Preparations as the massive force embarked for Normandy
This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series D Day #DDAY71 #DDAY70

Making ready for Overlord in Hampshire, with troops massing on the South Coast, Eisenhower moving into Southwick House and Admiral Ramsay running Neptune from Southwick Fort. Who was in your area around the time of Mid-May to 6th June there was lots of hearsay but has your village or town got a story to tell?

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Droxford WW2 and the Royal Ulster Rifles

Droxford D - Day
This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series D Day #DDAY71 #DDAY70

In the run up to D-Day Droxford was home to troops near and far including the 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles. By kind permission of the official history site for the 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles, we are able to share some images from May 1944.

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Five Heads Rd Horndean

Old photos Horndean

Old photos can resolve problems but also throw up new ones, can anyone shed light on this pre WWI image from Horndean Hampshire

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Family Names of The United Kingdom

A publicly accessible online database of surnames will be available in 2014 thanks to a great project being developed at the University of the West of England The study of the origins of surnames has largely been the preserve of those who study genealogy but like place names, they are an intriguing link back to…

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DataVis Network Diagrams

Jane Austen in Steventon

HGS Embedded Data Visualisation Prototype Testing This is an exploratory and experimental demonstration using nodal graphing and network diagram techniques around the density ad incidence of a sample of 7,500+ Family History Records Summarised as a SURNAME Network Map. It demonstrates how the maths of Graphing theory overcomes the relatively inflexible structure of the traditional…

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How can You Survey 5 Million Books in Less than 5 Secs?

Use the Hampshire Digital Humanities Tool Tips and Connections for your project

If in 5 seconds you could glean some relevant data and insights from a text database (known as Corpra) searching 500 Billion Words in the process, would you be impressed? Books are wonderful things and with Ebooks, Ereaders, Tablets whatever the type or platform it has never been easier to read on the go and…

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Portsmouth Harbour

View of Portsmouth Harbour

The fortifications of Portsmouth Harbour still look immensely commanding when seen from the deck of one of the many ferries that sail in and out of the harbour on a daily basis.

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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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The Petersfield Museum

Discover Hampshire history through exploring local histroy museums of which the Petersfield Museum is just one. From Petersfield’s bronze age roots to the modern day as well as a chance to look at the work of Flora Twort C19th artist, whose pictures depict life in Petersfield.

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St Barbe Museum

St Barbe Museum

St Barbe Museum in Lymington is a great local history museum that explores a fascinating aspect of Hampshire history

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Milestones Museum

The Milestones Museum is Hampshire’s living history museum Milestones Museum, close to the town centre of Basingstoke, is a living museum where you and your family can explore life size streets capturing life in Victorian England through to the 1940’s. It is much more than a look see experience though, the museum really encourages young…

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Dame Mary Donaldson

Dame Mary Donaldson

Dame Mary Donaldson, born in Wickham, was the first female Lord Mayor of the City of London in 800 years Dame Mary Donaldson was a remarkable woman. She was born in her father’s ironmongers shop in Wickham on 29th August 1921 and baptised Dorothy Mary but was called Mary for most of her life. Her…

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Petersfield War Memorial

Petersfield War Memorial

The Petersfield War Memorial was designed by Harry Inigo Triggs who lived at the house he designed, Little Boarhunt in Liphook Hampshire

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