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Install and Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF Files on Your PC, Mac, or any Supported Mobile Devices

Adobe Acrobat Reader is FREE and available on the Internet to download, if not already installed, on your PC, Laptop, Tablet, or other supported device (versions are available for Windows, Macintosh, or Apple IOS).

If you need to download the free Acrobat File Reader you can do this via this link to the official Adobe Site

What is Adobe Acrobat Reader, and Why do we use it?

It enables a full print view of electronic documents that can be read online and/or downloaded offline as well as printing to paper. It is ideal for both forms and documents. It is a FREE application, an international standard that is widely adopted and hence many downlaods from HGS are in this format. The files are created and supplied in PDF format that the Reader can then view.

What is a PDF?

PDF is an abbreviation for “Portable Document Format”. It is also the file extension for files created in Acrobat PDF format, and you can find out more about the PDF file format from this Wikipedia link.

Latest News

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 […]

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 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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