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.

The Old School at Silkstead

The Old School at Silkstead: J.S.Drew’s account of the Catholic School which operated at Silkstead during the second half of the seventeenth century

Remembrance Sunday 1948

Remembrance Sunday 1948

Remembrance Sunday 1948 – article reprinted in November 2018 with added biographical details about Sir Brian Horrocks, who took the salute in 1948.

Hampshire Field Club Visit May 1903

Hampshire Field Club Visit May 1903

Report of a visit to Compton and Twyford by the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society on 19 May 1903. Hampshire Records Office ref TOP78/3/2

Victory Memorial Playing Field

Opening of the Victory Memorial Playing Field on 4 September 1948, as reported in the October 1948 edition of the Parish Magazine.

Shawford and Compton Church Accommodation

Compton Church Accommodation General Meeting

Report of a 1902 general meeting of the parishioners of Shawford and Compton held to discuss Church Accommodation and whether a new church should be built.
Taken from the Hampshire Chronicle

LHS Meeting Thursday 8 November 2018

LHS Meeting Thursday 8 November 2018: activity since 26 April 2018 meeting, talk on the history of Goldfinch Cottage, attached to Compton Manor Farm House

Yew Walk

Haunted Compton

Haunted Compton: stories about the Grey Lady and other ghostly figures and haunted houses in and around the village.