Charlotte Mary Yonge the novelist was born on the 11th of August 1823 in Otterbourne, Hampshire and lived in the village her entire life. Her father William Crawley Yonge had left
The Hampshire County Council map collection cared for by Hampshire Cultural Trust consists of over 2000 maps of the county, which date from 1550 to the present day. There are maps
The Great War saw the first large scale introduction of submarines able to attack naval and merchant shipping. In the first sixteen months of World War One Allied losses exceeded 2
Mr William Simpson (1915-2013) was a keen collector of teddy bears. His first teddy bear named Rupert, bought in 1917 from Mrs Kennedy’s wool shop in Putney, was given to him as a
Tools tell us about the society that made them. The more advanced a society, the more it produces, and the more tools it uses. The story isn't one of continual development as there
Following the lengthy process of acquiring the Oakley Hoard, permission was given for me, HCT’s Archaeology and general objects conservator, to begin work in August 2019. Freshly
Blanche (on the far right in the photo) was born in Hammersmith, London on 21 December 1873. Her parents were Sir John Isaac Thornycroft and Blanche Ada Thornycroft (nee Coules).
Edward Hart was born 30 July 1847, the son of William Hart, a Christchurch taxidermist. His father had become interested in natural history as a boy and passed on his skills, and
Until the arrival of Samuel Colt at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with his display of percussion revolvers, British gun makers had largely neglected this style of weapon except for