Hampshire Cultural Trust

Local history in Alton

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    The Tempest
    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.


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    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.


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    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


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