Dummer village benefitted from a clean and reliable water supply due to its location on chalk with clear springs and also from the generosity and i
In the years leading up to the First World War the impact of the campaign for women’s suffrage was as evident in Basingstoke as in every other part
The whole of the 1881 census for Basingstoke parish has been transcribed by the New VCH Hampshire volunteers, based in the town.
The wooden lychgate at the entrance to the church yard from the street was erected in 1919 as a memorial to the 13 men of the parish who lost their
The first Post Office in Basingstoke was run by Robert Cottle, Chief Magistrate, from 1808.
The arrangements for fire-fighting in the town before the creation of Basingstoke Volunteer Fire Brigade are unclear.
We take street lighting for granted but it was slow to reach many parts of Britain and some communities have never had street lighting and do not d
Minehead suffered greatly from fires, mostly caused by reckless behaviour.
Victorian Asylum to Psychiatric Hospital
From Mote Hall to Museum