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Local history in Alton

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.

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.

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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The true story of "Sweet Fanny Adams"

The origin of the expression 'Sweet Fanny Adams' - a tale of murder.

The Curtis Museum Story

How the Victorian buildings at the top of Crown Hill became the Curtis Museum

A Visit to the Hop Garden

Hand tinted lantern slides of the 1880s arranged by the Rev AE Wright for a lecture in November 1898.

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