HOW WE USED TO LIVE
The How We Used To Live local history project encompasses talks, exhibitions and hands-on exploration of the past. Focusing upon people and houses in Allum Green, Bank, Blackwater, Emery Down, Gritnam and Swan Green it also encourages local inhabitants with long memories to reminisce about their lives.
Our 2019-2020 series of talks continues as follows:
Country Houses of the New Forest and Test Valley by Frank Green
Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 7.30 pm
We will look at a range of historic houses from the earliest, with no known builder or designer, to grand houses designed by named architects; set in managed landscapes with formally designed gardens.
Frank Green has worked in Hampshire since the mid-1970s as an archaeologist with particular interests in environmental archaeology and also historic buildings. He helped establish the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Societies historic buildings section and until recently was a committee member of the Buildings Archaeology group of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. He is also a member of the Winchester Diocesan Advisory Committee for the care of churches. Until October 2019 when he retired, he was the first professional archaeologist appointed by the New Forest National Park Authority.
Horses for the Great War by Phoebe Merrick
This talk deals with the acquisition and preparation of the hundreds of thousands of horses and mules needed by the British Army in north-west Europe in the First World War. The talk focuses on the Remount Depot at the edge of Romsey, although it puts the material into a wider context.
Tuesday 7 April 202 at 7.30 pm
Florence Nightingale by Angela Trend
Tuesday 5 May 2020 at 7.30 pm
Venue for all the above talks: Emery Down and Bank Village Hall, Emery Down, SO43 7EB
Entrance: £4.00 payable on the door. Refreshments available.