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St George’s Day and Titchfield

April 23rd, St George’s Day, has two important historical associations with Titchfield; the royal wedding of Margaret of Anjou to Henry VI, and the birth of William Shakespeare. Margaret of Anjou was the bride chosen for the hapless king Henry VI. She had royal connections in France; her father Rene, duke of Anjou, was a…

By Bryan 24th April 2019 0

History of the Ordnance Survey

Thankful for the great British mapping system, history society members managed to find their way to the community centre and listen to a talk about the history of Ordnance Survey. The founding father of the Ordnance Survey is considered to be William Roy, who as a Scottish military engineer, was assigned the task to carry…

By wilfrid 23rd April 2019 0

Breweries of Titchfield

BREWERIES AND PUBS OF TITCHFIELD Brewing was like baking in early times, undertaken by many ordinary tenants. Before public water supply companies, well and river water could be unreliable, brewing was one of the methods of sterilizing it for consumption. The licensing of brewers and the testing of ale was one of the duties of…

By Marilyn 23rd March 2019 0

Summer Outing Winchester

This Season’s Summer Outing for History Society members and guests  will take us to Winchester to visit the Hospital of St Cross and Winchester College. On arrival we will have refreshments, followed by our own group tour carried out by one of the brothers wearing traditional gown .  The hospital is one of the oldest…

By Marilyn 23rd March 2019 0

HARLOTS, DUNG AND GLORY

BY ANDREW NEGUS Titchfield History Society will be getting a bit of a reputation.  Earlier this year we learnt about the medieval brothels in London and have now progressed to the Harlots of Portsmouth.  Andrew Negus gave a light-hearted presentation, something in the style of ‘Horrible Histories’, of the early history of Portsmouth from 1100…

By wilfrid 27th November 2018 0

Old Roads Through Titchfield

Tis map published by Milne in 1791 is one of the more advanced 18th century maps, but is does reveal very different travel patterns to those we experience today. The main road between Southampton and Portsmouth was the old medieval high road that went along the downs through Wickham and eventually down into Southampton through…

By wilfrid 11th September 2018 0