Have you discovered that one of your ancestors, or a house you are researching, features in a bundle of parchment title deeds? Are you feeling defeated by line after line of repetitive text reading ‘whereas’ this, ‘whereas’ that, ‘of the one part’, ‘of the other part’? Help is at hand!
Maps have an instant appeal, giving us insight into the changing appearance over the centuries of our localities or the places where our families lived. This talk will introduce you to some of the key series of maps that cover most places in Hampshire, mainly from the 17th to 20th centuries, and will provide advice on how to use them.
Friday 8 May marks 75 years since Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day as it's better known. The Second World War was finally over as the (slightly modified) act of military surrender was signed on 8 May 1945 in Berlin. As many others, there had been plans to commemorate this day with street parties, talks… Continue reading VE Day – 75 years!
Train books are very popular, and we have some lovely books for all ages! We're not solely talking about the Rail Collection at Winchester Discovery Centre - a collection of hundreds of books all about trains! If you're a train enthusiast, we can highly recommend a visit to browse through the Collection. These are books… Continue reading I love choo-choo read!
Dementia Support Services Hampshire Libraries are committed to supporting those living with Dementia across Hampshire. Many of our Hampshire Library Service staff and volunteers have attended Dementia Awareness sessions – taking the opportunity to become Dementia Friends. The aim is to offer positive, Dementia friendly environments in all libraries. Living with Dementia can create feelings… Continue reading Dementia Support Services
So 2017 draws to a close and at Hampshire Libraries we close our doors for the year. And what a fantastically varied and successful year we've had across the service and our 48 library branches! Here is just a selection of highlights from across the last 12 months... Summer Reading Challenge 2017 The theme this… Continue reading A Celebration of 2017 at Hampshire Libraries!
The New Forest Show 2017 has now begun, three days of agricultural fun and entertainment for all the family on 25th, 26th & 27th July 2017 between 8.30am and 6.30pm. Taking place in Brockenhurst in the heart of the National Park, the New Forest Show offers visitors 30 acres of showground for the whole family to… Continue reading New Forest and Hampshire County Show 2017
Keeping the Memory Alive in Hampshire Libraries The 27th January marks Holocaust Memorial Day 2016, promoted and supported by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. It's a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in… Continue reading #HMD16
Starting on Thursday, 22nd October, is the BBC dramatisation of Bernard Cornwell's series of books about King Alfred the Great. The Last Kingdom is the first of eight novels in Cornwell’s Saxon Stories, which centre on the life of the fictional narrator Uhtred, about how King Alfred became the first king of the Anglo-Saxons and created England.
Agincourt 600: Marking 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt.