Monthly Archives: January 2008

Hampshire Homecoming January 29 2008

  Members of all three forces took part in a remarkable parade through Winchester’s ancient High Street today, the first occasion of its kind where a country welcomes its service personnel on return from campaigns of Afghanistan and Iraq. Two … Continue reading

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Winchester’s Jewry remembered

  On this day when the Holocaust is remembered worldwide it is worth recalling that the name of Winchester’s busy "Jewry Street" does records one of the oldest Jewish  communities in England. This was here between the Conquest and 1190 … Continue reading

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Enjoying Winchester in Winter ??? ! ! !

Enjoying Winchester  in January and February!    No, its not such a crazy idea.    Today, even down south Winchester will be celebrating Burns night. The best place to enjoy the evening is ‘The Bishop on the Bridge’  my ‘local’, … Continue reading

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Winter weather or what?

Late January so we should expect stormy winds and heavy downpours. Fortunately while some parts of the UK have floods for the second time in just over six months the Itchen is flowing fast and high but with no risk … Continue reading

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Are you a Janeite looking to stay in Winchester?

If you are on a Jane Austen Pilgrimage and heading for Winchester Cathedral, Chawton or Steventon, give us a ring first. John and Marie at Wolvesey View B&B, Winchester warmly welcome guests coming to see Jane’ tomb and John shows … Continue reading

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“Do they speak English in England?” – Farewell to Peggy

Returning to the USA tomorrow – January 18 is one of our most regular guests, Peggy from Sylva in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Originating from Winchester Peggy recalls the astonishment of neighbours in the still remote mountain … Continue reading

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