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Cecil Cooper, on his retirement to Compton in 1938, remembers the 1905 extension of Compton Church; Churchwarden Robert Cope gives the view from 75 years on
Relph Burn remembers life in the parish and his duties as sexton, verger, bell-ringer and grave-digger, which he took over from his father in 1931.
Broken Lights – a 1911 article about the old window in the north wall of Compton Church, reproduced from the Parish Magazine of July 1930
Compton Clergy of Long Ago – a series of articles about previous rectors of Compton from the 1934 Parish Magazine
Barbara Turnbull’s paper about John Summers Drew, a gifted amateur historian now best known locally for his 1939 “Compton, near Winchester”
Hockley Viaduct Brief History, from its opening in 1891 to its restoration for relaunch in 2013 as the Viaduct Way. Originally published in the Southern Counties Railway Society Newsletter, February 2013.
The Hockley Viaduct Timeline – as given on the Winchester City Council website and preserved by the Internet Archive machine
The Actor and the Architect What’s the connection between the Victorian children in these photos? The schoolboy is Arthur Malcolm Heathcote (1847-1934), photographed at Twyford School. Arthur was the sixth son of Sir William Heathcote, 5th Baronet. The Heathcotes had bought Hursley Park from the Cromwell family in 1718, after the death of Richard Cromwell. […]
Short Guide to All Saints Church Compton covering the church’s history and significant features of its architecture, interior elements and memorials.