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Category Archives: Local History

Dementia Support Services

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 […]


A Celebration of 2017 at Hampshire Libraries!

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 […]


New Forest and Hampshire County Show 2017

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 […]


#HMD16

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 […]

January 8 2016

Book Reviews Library Bits Local History


The last kingdom

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

Agincourt 600: Marking 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt.

October 16 2015

Library Bits Local History

Agincourt


Henry V’s warship, the Holigost, found in Hampshire

The wreck of Henry V’s warship the Holigost has been found buried deep in the mud of a Hampshire river after being lost for hundreds of years.


Family history for beginners

Come to Hampshire Record Office and learn how to use their collections to find out about your family history. 6:00pm Tuesday 22 Sep 2015

September 7 2015

Local History

family history Genealogy