In the 3rd century AD, during the Roman occupation of Britain, the New Forest became an important centre of pottery production. The area had been cleared and cultivated from late
Stoneware is a type of pottery fired to a very high temperature; above 1200-1400 degrees Celsius. The high temperature vitrifies the clay so that even in an unglazed state it is
The City of Winchester is fortunate in having in its keeping the oldest surviving set of standard weights, the oldest standard yard measure and a fine collection of other ancient
The year 2010 marked the 900th anniversary of the founding of Hyde Abbey in the northern suburbs of Winchester. Held under the auspices of Hyde900, the community group set up to
Although William Savage is best known as a Winchester photographer he and his wife, Mary Ann, first traded in fancy wool and needlework goods from 12 The Square, where they
Hampshire Cultural Trust are fortunate to hold in their collections many original albumen prints produced from the glass plate negatives of the early twentieth century photographer
In August 1930, archaeologists arrived on the site of the old earthwork at Oliver's Battery, two miles to the south-west of Winchester. As they dug into the ditch, they discovered
Charles Bannerman Phillips was born in Bloomsbury, Middlesex, in 1848 and was educated at Winchester College from 1860 - 67 and then, from 1867 - 72, at New College, Oxford. He
One hundred years ago Dr J P Williams-Freeman felt that Ladle Hill was a prehistoric camp caught in the process of being flattened by early 19th century farmers, desperate to break