Hampshire News and events

Cliddesden Church
Cliddesden Milenium village hall was full to capacity on Saturday 15 December for the launch of a book on the history of the three parishes, Cliddesden, Hatch and Farleigh Wallop. County councillor. Anna McNair Scott, chair of the Victoria County History of Hampshire group, welcomed her husband as...
Church Cottage, Basingstoke 20 April 2018
The launch took place before an audience of nearly 100 and in the presence of the mayor of Basingstoke, Councillor Frankum; a deputy lord-lieutenant of Hampshire, Mr Nigel McNair Scott; and the vice-chairman of the county council, Councillor Still. Dr John Hare presented the highlights of his...
Basingstoke: A Medieval Town, c. 1000-1600
Hampshire's third short, Basingstoke: A Medieval Town, c. 1000-1600 by John Hare has just been published. This is the third volume published by the new Victoria County History of Hampshire, after those examining the villages of Mapledurwell and Steventon (the birthplace of Jane Austen),...
Exhibition at Hampshire Record Office
The work of the Hampshire VCH volunteer project since we began to rewrite parish and urban histories in 2008 is currently on display at Hampshire Record Office.. The focus is on research and writing in the modern VCH style. Each VCH topic and some of the sources studied and analyzed for each are...
Steventon book launch in Steventon church
VCH Hampshire were delighted to launch their second Short, Steventon, at St Nicholas church, Steventon, on 10 September 2016 in the presence of HM Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Mr Nigel Atkinson, and Mrs Christine Atkinson. Canon Michael Kenning welcomed all the guests and spoke about the...
We were pleased to learn that Hampshire volunteer Barbara Large has recently published her research on the workhouse in Basingstoke with The History Press. Barbara has been a volunteer with VCH Hampshire for a number of years and we at central office would like to extend our congratulations to her...
  BASINGSTOKE ARCHAEOLOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAMME NOTES 2015 All meetings at Church Cottage, Basingstoke, 7.30 pm. Visitors welcome, £3.  www.bahsoc.org.uk   8th January  EXCAVATIONS AT SELBORNE PRIORY  David Baker      ...
Autumn newsletter
Read about progress in Hampshire in our Autumn Newsletter 2014
Basingstoke has a rich and forgotten history, with a series of transformations of which the expansion of modern Basingstoke is merely the last. The redevelopment of the 1960s swept away the old heart of the town, and with it much of the evidence of an earlier Victorian transformation. Then, under...
Our second newsletter published in Autumn 2013 is attached. Read about the 'Bungling Burglar of Basingstoke', the Union Workhouse, Bluecoat School and Basingstoke's exports to South Africa in the late 19th century.
We are thrilled to announce that Mapledurwell by John Hare, Jean Morrin and Stan Waight is now available for Kindle ereaders. A bonus feature of the Kindle version is the embedded links within the text enabling readers to jump directly to digitised sources on the web. The printed version has been...
Basing House from the air. Copyright Bob Applin
The University of Southampton are currently carrying out excavations on Civil War defences at Basing House near Basingstoke. You can follow their discoveries either on Facebook or on their project blog:   http://basinghousecat.wordpress.com/   Alternatively, the team will be on site until...
News item by Richard Garfield from the Basingstoke Gazette: "LOCAL history fans have a real feast to enjoy following the launch of the first volume in a new series of the Victoria County History of Hampshire project. Among those who packed Mapledurwell Village Hall were members of the local...
March 12 newsletter for book launch
VCH Hampshire launched their first new series parish history, Mapledurwell, on March 12th 2013. This first newsletter was published to celebrate the launch which was held in the village hall of Mapledurwell. Some 80 people attended including the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire.
Mapledurwell St Mary's Church
John Hare, Jean Morrin and Stan Waight, Mapledurwell (The Victoria History of Hampshire, London 2012) Mapledurwell is a picturesque, rural village near Basingstoke, whose parish is driven through by all who use the M3 motorway. This volume, the first in a new series of the Victoria County History...
Basingstoke Archaeological Society meets the second Thursday of each month at Church Cottage, Church Street, Basingstoke. Visitors are welcome and talks discuss historical and archaeological topics of local interest. Many of the volunteers on the Hampshire VCH are also involved with the BAHS
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