The riots against the Salvation Army in Basingstoke in the early 1880s gave rise to questions in the House of Commons, led to the publication of a
Basingstoke Inns, Beerhouses and associated businesses in the 1851 census.
Brewing in Basingstoke in the 18th century is illustrated by the inventory of brewer William Downes, who died in 1770 leaving considerable assets d
William White, an apothecary (pharmacist) made his own potions and remedies to sell to the people of Basingstoke and the surrounding villages.
When the decision was taken to rewrite the Hampshire volumes in the modern style, Basingstoke was selected as the first area for study because of i
Victorian Basingstoke was transformed by the coming of the railways and by a group of innovative entrepreneurs who made it an important manufacturi
A Great Thoroughfare.
The 233 names on the town memorial represent only a small proportion of Basingstoke men who died serving in the First World War.
The standard gauge London and Southampton Railway, soon to be London and South Western Railway, opened to Basingstoke on 10th June 1839 when a s
Robert Cottle was born in Taunton in 1788, a son of Moses Cottle.