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The sale of books belonging to David Davies at his death provides an insight into the life and interests of a nineteenth-century rural clergyman.

William White, an apothecary (pharmacist) made his own potions and remedies to sell to the people of Basingstoke and the surrounding villages.

This is the story of the stupidity of George Pink, the bungling burglar of Basingstoke, and the dog that did not bark in the night.

The Anvil concert hall has firmly established itself as one of the South’s leading venues with acoustics which are among the finest in the country.

Basingstoke was first served by the minster church at Basing, given to the monks of Mont St Michel by William the Conqueror, but separate churches

From Mote Hall to Museum

The Basingstoke Triumphal Gateway

St Michael's Church Cottage, Basingstoke: Uses and Occupants

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 Asylum to Psychiatric Hospital