Norton Fitwarren has an unusual war memorial in the form of the gate pillars outside the village club house, now the village hall.
Thornycroft, the commercial vehicle manufacturer, was the biggest employer in Basingstoke for much of the 20th century.
About half of the parish of Old Basing lies on chalk, with the sands and gravels of the Reading beds running through the centre of the village from
Stonehenge airfield landing ground between the Shrewton & Exeter roads west of Stonehenge was opened in 1917 for training bomber pilots.
Trowbridge Barracks was erected in Bradley Road in 1794 by contractor John Scobell.
The wooden castle was built by William the conqueror as his invasion force came to the West Country in 1086.
During World War I, military units were based throughout Salisbury Plain for training before deployment to the front.
This building at the top of Sarum Hill, Basingstoke, was erected in July 1883 by Colonel John May of May’s Brewery as a Drill Hall for K Company, 1
Although (as in the First World War) many regiments of British Servicemen were garrisoned at Codford, during the Second World War they were also jo
When war returned in 1939 Codford was again chosen as a military garrison for many regiments from the British armed forces who were joined in 1943