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REMEMBERING THE SOMME 1916

 

 

 

 

The Hatcher Review An index to all 50 editions of Salisbury’s local history journal

 

Village history

 

 

UPDATED 3 July 2016

 

On 1 July 1916 the Battle of the Somme began.

 

On that day, almost 20,000 British troops were killed.

 

One of them, Thomas Charles Pearman, is not commemorated on either of the village’s war memorials.

 

Another, Sydney Hazel, died at sea.

 

READ THEIR STORIES

 

 


 

 

 

Memories of local people Life in times past, in Alderbury and Whaddon

 

The post office

 

 

Trafalgar Park & House Given to Lord Nelson’s family after the Battle of Trafalgar

 

Inns & Alehouses

 

 

 

 

Longford Castle A principal influence on the village and its people

 

Village war memorial

 

 

 

 

Alderbury’s war heroes Read our archive about Alderbury war heroes

 

St Mary’s Church

 

 

 

 

River & canal navigation Read about the Avon Navigation and the ill-fated canal

 

Historical walk

 

 

 

 

Alderbury clubs & societies  Read about football and cricket in Alderbury

 

Views of Alderbury

 

 

 

 

Old news !  Extracts from old newspapers on Alderbury & Whaddon

 

Current research

 

 

 

 

Domesday – 1086  What was Alderbury like in the 11th century?

 

Publications

 

 

 

 

The Saxons in Alderbury Was there significant Saxon activity around Alderbury?

 

Links

 

 

 

 

The Alderbury branch line  Did trains stop in Alderbury?

 

FAQs

 

 

 

 

From pre-history to the Romans  What was Alderbury like in ancient times?

 

Archive articles

 

 

 

 

OUR LATEST PUBLICATION

JOHN’S JOTTINGS: WHEELWRIGHTS, CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS IN ALDERBURY

Eyres, J (2016). This is the second in a series of books under the heading Village Voices, enabling village residents past and present share their memories of life in Alderbury and Whaddon. In this book, John Eyres describes his recollections about the Eyres family firm. This gives a fascinating insight into the work of a local business of wheelwrights, carpenters and builders – trades which are often forgotten in today’s modern world of factory-based mass production and national or international companies.

Village names  The origins of the names for Alderbury & Whaddon

 

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