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This memorial is in East Anstey church and commemorates Albert William Tarr who was killed on the railway line on the 8 January 1935.

The greatest period of smuggling coincided with wars from 1689 to 1815. Starting as a response to a salt tax in the 1680s, by the 1690s many other

Station Road was laid out by the Great Western Railway c.1857, to provide access to the new railway station.

Henley grew up on the back of the Thames river trade with London, and from the Middle Ages the waterfront has been a vital part of the town.

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