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The Willis Museum

Local studies at the Willis Museum

Including local reference book and archives, including an extensive collection of maps, plans, books, letters, printed ephemera, and everything from local trade directories, bill heads from local traders, and photographs, including the Arthur Attwood Collection. The photographic collection includes postcards, albums and slides from the 1850s to the present day. Copies of photographs in the collection can be made on request.

Further information on the following towns and villages are included in the archives.

    • Alresford (inc. Abbotstone)
    • Aldermaston
    • Ashe
    • Ashmansworth
    • Basing and Basing House
    • Baughurst
    • Bramley
    • Bramshill House
    • Cliddesden
    • Deane
    • Dogmersfield House
    • Dummer
    • Eastrop
    • Ecchinswell & Sydmonton
    • Ellisfield
    • Eversley and Ewhurst
    • Farleigh Wallop
    • Farnborough
    • Fleet
    • Greywell
    • Hackwood Park
    • Hannington
    • Hartley Mauditt
    • Hartley Wespall
    • Hartley Wintney
    • Heckfield
    • Herriard
    • Highclere
    • Hook
    • Hurstbourne Priors
    • Hurstbourne Tarrant
    • Kempshott House
    • Kingsclere
    • Laverstoke and Freefolk
    • Little London
    • Manydown
    • Mapledurwell
    • Micheldever
    • Monk Sherborne
    • Nateley Scures
    • Newfound & Newnham
    • North Waltham
    • North Warnborough
    • Nutley
    • Oakley & Church Oakley
    • Odiham
    • Overton
    • Pamber
    • Popham
    • Preston Candover
    • Chilton Candover
    • Ramsdell
    • Rotherwick
    • Selborne
    • Sherborne St John
    • Sherfield On Loddon
    • Silchester
    • South Warnborough
    • Steventon
    • Stratfield Saye
    • Stratfield Turgis
    • Stratton Park
    • Stockbridge & Longstock
    • Tadley
    • Tangier Park
    • Tunworth
    • Up Nately
    • Upton Grey
    • The Vyne
    • Weston Corbett
    • Western Patrick
    • Werwell
    • Weyhill
    • Whitchurch
    • Winchfield
    • Winslade
    • Worting
    • Wooton St. Lawrence
    • Woodmancott
    • Wolverton
    • Worting

For Family Historians we have a selection of parish records and census on micro-fiche, and a growing database of local history collections which can be searched by appointment. We also provide assistance to researchers by appointment.

The museum has a growing collection of oral history recordings produced in partnership with the Basingstoke Talking History Group.

 
 

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