Content derived during research for the new VCH Hampshire volume, Basingstoke and its surroundings.
From putting down permanent roots in the 1870s until the outbreak of the Second World War, Wesleyan Methodists made a notable contribution to the r
Prior to the emergence of the Welfare State, churches made a valuable and valued contribution to social welfare provision either alone or collabora
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
Basingstoke made headlines in the national and provincial press in 1907 when the vicar of Basingstoke, Revd Boustead, sent an intemperate letter to
There were no Baptist causes in Basingstoke recorded in the religious census of 1851.
Until the Methodist Re-Union in 1932, the Primitive Methodists remained a distinctive feature of Basingstoke’s ecclesiastical landscape.
In seeking to find an effective means of bridging the gap between their Sunday schools and full church membership, from the 1890s onwards many of B
At the time of her death, Isabella Raynbird was praised as somebody who ‘took a keen interest in everything for the good of the parish in which she
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
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