Monthly Archives: May 2008

Winchester Mayfest

Here are some of my favourite photos from this year’s and recent years’ festivals          

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Four historical tales (updated post)

Part one – St Alphege   Last week, Saturday, April 19, was another saints’ day, once celebrated magnificently but now barely remembered, for St Alphege lived  a thousand years ago. He died in 1012, but what he achieved was great … Continue reading

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Polly goes to Glastonbury!

In a gala evening of great gigs at the Bishop on the Bridge kicking off the 2008 Winchester Mayfest folk festival Polly and the Billets Doux perfomed some of my favourites. In a brief chat afterwards Polly gave me the … Continue reading

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Archers annual meeting at St Cross

This week archers from all over southern England have been gathered together in the beautiful Greenjackets cricket field close to St Cross competing for a very large range of prizes. This year was the 92rd year of the meeting of … Continue reading

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Thomas Thetcher’s Winchester Tombstone and AA

Thomas Thetcher, a soldier in the North Hants Militia died on May 12 1764, and his tombstone 9near the West Front) is the only one which is well preserved and replaced when needed, of all the many memorials which once … Continue reading

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More on St George in Winchester – You see him here, You see him there …

A chat with one of our Winchester City Guides, Tony Humphries has reminded me that at the end of our street (Colebrook Street) once stood a pub with the name "George and Dragon". This was built on the site of … Continue reading

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