The Story of a Quiet Parish

The Story of a Quiet Parish

The Story of a Quiet Parish: a hidden gem discovered in the Hampshire Record Office and now published for the enjoyment of Compton & Shawford residents

Barbara Large MBE

Barbara Large MBE

Barbara Large MBE, FRSA, FHUW (1932-2019) – remembering Barbara, her contribution to writing and to the community, with details of memorial services

The Wayside Cross – 101 years on

The Wayside Cross – 101 years on: details about designing and fund-raising for the Wayside Cross, and of the dedication service on 24 April 1918.

All Saints Church Font

All Saints Church Font

All Saints Church Font – Even Stones Tell Stories: the history of the Norman font, what it’s made of, and 20th Century changes.

LHS Meeting Thursday 2 May 2019

LHS Meeting Thursday 2 May 2019

LHS Meeting Thursday 2 May 2019: planned future activities, Barbara Clegg’s Story of a Quiet Parish, publications since last meeting

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Programme

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves – the February 1952 Parish Magazine’s review of the 1952 Shawford pantomime, written and produced by Barbara Clegg.

Hartley Honeyman

Major Hartley Honeyman MBE

Major Hartley Honeyman: sportsman, founding member and first treasurer of the relaunched Tennis Club in the late 1980s, Parish Magazine production supremo

Sid Russell

Sid Russell – Parish Council Chairman, Parish Magazine Editor, and well-known for the village Christmas parties which he began.

Shawford Pantos 1997 onwards

Shawford Pantos 1997 onwards

Shawford Pantos Р1997 onwards Рa series of biennial pantos written by Simon Theobalds, giving a contemporary twist to traditional panto themes.

Shawford Train derailment - Cover page of MoT 1952 Accident Report

Shawford Train derailment

Shawford Train derailment: In July 1952, after the driver misread a signal, a northbound train jumped the points just south of Shawford and was derailed.

Compton Parish Magazine cover for The Ancient Roads of Compton

The Ancient Roads of Compton

The Ancient Roads of Compton, by J.S.Drew, appeared in five parts in the Compton Parish Magazine from September 1937 to January 1938.