Edwardian Period in Hampshire's History
King edward VII after the monumental reign of his mother had just 9 years to make his mark on history in a difficult period that would lead to WW1. In less than a decade between 1901 and 1910 what differences would this short reign make and be seen in Hampshire.
In this brief period much would change reflected in this one picture taken at a ROyal Fleet Review, off Spithead in the Solent as the three Royals watched on. King Edward VII burdened by hs mother's longevity, his son would become King George V and lead the rise of the Windsors through difficult waters and the horrors of World Wars and a son born to be King, known as David, who would eventually abdicate leaving his younger brother George VI6th to shoulder the trials of Kingship and gift us a 2nd Elizabethan Age.
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Taskers of Andover Ltd, Tasker & Co, Tasker & Sons the list goes on but the company is the same. In 1803, Robert Tasker, a twenty one year old blacksmith from Devizes, left his home to look for work and found a job with the blacksmith at Abbotts Ann. He was a hard working and…
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William Nicholson gin and Lords cricket ground, what do they all have to do with the history of the county of Hampshire? Well cricket and Hampshire fit hand in glove but what about a London gin distillery? Read to find out more about this fascinating history.