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
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
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
From its opening in February 1905 until its transfer to the Methodists in 1928, the Working Men’s Mission Hall in George Street, Basingstoke, serve
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.
Testamentary material that has survived from this period includes seven wills and six inventories from two yeoman, a tailor, a gentleman and his wi
Ten wills and 13 inventories survive from these years and include those of prosperous yeomen farmers, one with a flock of 450 sheep.