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The title of this item is taken from the headline of reports which appeared in the 21 March and 4 April 1903 editions of the Hants and Berks Ga

For this period the probate documents of 18 inhabitants of Basingstoke have been selected to reflect the range of occupations in the town, some sho

For this period 23 probate documents have been selected to reflect the range of occupations in the town and show the move to brewing following the

The whole of the 1881 census for Basingstoke parish has been transcribed by the New VCH Hampshire volunteers, based in the town.

For this decade a selection of 18 probate records comprising 12 wills, 12 inventories and one renunciation have been chosen from the available mate

Portals paper mills have had a profound economic and social effect on Overton parish.

These articles trace the history of the settlement from the earliest times to the present day, including the new town established by the bishops of

In 1913 London Street Congregational Church in Basingstoke purchased and reopened the Nonconformist Mission Hall in May Street, which had formerly

The arrangements for fire-fighting in the town before the creation of Basingstoke Volunteer Fire Brigade are unclear.

The English Civil War broke out in August 1642.