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Portsmouth Group

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Links, Cosham Baptist Church
Havant Road
Cosham
Portsmouth, PO6 2QZ

Paul has been involved in family history research for over thirty years. Last year, Paul stepped down as Group Leader of the Ringwood Group after fifteen years. Paul has been an Executive Committee member for most of this time, with several years as vice-chairman. Since last year's AGM, Paul took over the role of HGS Chairman from Dolina Clark. His Pinhorne ancestors were all born in the Portsmouth area. In recent years he has been working on his German ancestors.

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    Discord in Marriage

    Interesting little snippets from some of the old newspapers include brief advertisements where husbands have declared that they will not be responsible for their wife’s debts. One item from James LINDSAY appeared in the Hampshire Chronicle printed on 4th September 1820. He said that he would not be answerable for any debts incurred by his […]


    HGS on Radio Solent

    On Friday 1st February, Radio Solent broadcasted their Sasha Twining Show from the Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole. Along with two other experts, HGS Chairman and Ringwood Group member Paul Pinhorne, along with Pat and George Hilbert, also from the Ringwood Group were there to help people with their family history research. Many interesting questions […]


    Winchfield village booklet now available

    Winchfield, (VB101) is located midway between Farnborough and Basingstoke with the A30 forming part of the northern parish boundary. The B3016 crosses the parish from south to north. The Basingstoke Canal forms part of the southern border, the London to Southampton railway crosses the parish and recently the M3 follows the same route. There is […]


    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 […]


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