In 1686 a massive thunderstorm broke over Alton and caused great consternation in St. Lawrence Church where the Minister was in the middle of a service.
New - The Crimean War - some local connections
That this conflict (1854-6) left a mark on the history of Hampshireand can still to be seen today in house, street and public house names.
New - Commodore Augustus Agar VC
Captain Augustus Willington Shelton Agar had served in both World Wars in the Royal Navy, and had been awarded the Victoria Cross
The true story of "Sweet Fanny Adams"
The origin of the expression 'Sweet Fanny Adams' - a tale of murder.
The Curtis Museum Story
How the Victorian buildings at the top of Crown Hill became the Curtis Museum
A Visit to the Hop Garden
Hand tinted lantern slides of the 1880s arranged by the Rev AE Wright for a lecture in November 1898.