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Old Alresford village booklet now available

January 2, 2019

Knowle War Memorial

January 2, 2019

Free Data in the Members’ Area

December 21, 2018

RIP Private Herbert Frank French

December 14, 2018

Can you help

November 23, 2018

Bigamy in 1820

November 19, 2018

Kingston Cemetery CD

November 7, 2018

RIP Gunner William Talmage

October 29, 2018

Faccombe village booklet now available

October 13, 2018

Changes at the Ringwood Group

September 23, 2018

Tragedy off Hurst Castle

August 18, 2018

Benefits of the Wills Beneficiary Index (WBI)

July 31, 2018

Poor Law Union Gazette – 2

July 14, 2018

East Tisted village booklet now available

July 9, 2018

Winchester Independent Register – RG4-726

June 11, 2018

Over Wallop village booklet now available

May 9, 2018

Stratfield Saye village booklet now available

April 24, 2018

Don’t Always Believe It Update

April 19, 2018

Poor Law Union Gazette – 1

March 29, 2018

Ringwood Community Centre Annual Quiz

March 13, 2018

Why Go to a HGS Group Meeting?

March 6, 2018

Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum

February 19, 2018

Don’t Always Believe It

January 31, 2018

Village Booklet – 095 Highclere – is now available.

January 17, 2018

Portsmouth Methodist Orange Street Register

January 2, 2018

Closure of the New Forest Group

December 30, 2017

Data CDs

December 11, 2017

A poignant remembrance….

November 11, 2017

Latest village booklet – No 94 Twyford now available

November 1, 2017

Research Centre

September 22, 2017

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Old Alresford village booklet now available

Old Alresford, (VB100) is located midway between Alton and Winchester just north of New Alresford which is on the A31. Alresford Pond is a large lake created in the 12th Century at the head of the River Arle, a tributary of the River Itchen. Several water mills have existed along the river with the restored […]


Knowle War Memorial

Knowle Hospital was open in 1852 as the Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum. The asylum was renamed Knowle Mental Hospital in c.1923 and following the 1948 introduction of the National Health Service Act, became Knowle Hospital. At the beginning of the 20th century, Knowle Hospital was home to over 1000 patients and staff and was a self […]


Free Data in the Members’ Area

For some time HGS has had the intention of making some of its large collection of Family History data available to members in the Members’ Area of our website. With the development of our website we have now been able to begin this process and the first set to be introduced is of various ‘small churchyards’ […]


RIP Private Herbert Frank French

Herbert Frank FRENCH was born on 21st April 1884 at 11 Hyde Close in Winchester, the illegitimate son of Emily. On 18th January 1908 he married Sarah Ann (Annie) BIGNELL in Meonstoke and then settled in the village to raise their daughters Emily and Ivy. Herbert was initially in the Territorial Army then when WWI […]


Can you help

 We have recently been passed a copy of a photograph with a request for more information, maybe the location or the purpose. A comment with the photo says that the men were in training but didn’t say what for. 


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