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After the First World War the government announced its intention to provide 'homes fit for heroes' for returning servicemen and their families.

The creeks and marshes along the Essex coast contain large areas of salt marsh.  These were used as land to graze sheep in summer, but were often f

During the 19th century there were a number of incidents of popular disturbances in Basingstoke, including the riots in connection with the Salvati

The National Register of 1939[1] shows the occupations of Dummer residents (population 360 ) to consist largely of those associate

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

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

Basingstoke made headlines in the national and provincial press in 1907 when the vicar of Basingstoke, Revd Boustead, sent an intemperate letter to