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Landscape Section 2020 Digital Update

Events planned by the Landscape Section in 2020

Visits in 2020 were to have been linked to the 2019 Conference on Basingstoke. The current measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 mean that the three trips in May, June and July have been postponed; we shall hope that it will be possible to run these visits in 2021. The following information and links to further webpages will allow a virtual or a self-planned and self-guided visit to be undertaken.

A valuable link for study of Basingstoke in the 19th and 20th centuries has been made available by the National Library of Scotland, which has digitised, and made freely available, are Ordnance Survey maps for England, Scotland and Wales (this link will open in a new webpage & you may need to allow pop-ups) from 1842-1952. The maps can be enlarged and moved to allow particular areas to be studied in more detail.

A second resource has been provided by the Historic England Archive (this link will open in a new webpage) where you can search for images of Basingstoke, and other Hampshire locations, from their collection. Interestingly, some of the copyright for the images is marked as 'HFC', which is most likely to mean than these images were provided by HFC members who may have been active in the Photographic Section.

The Holy Ghost Cemetry and the suburb of South View

Debbie Reavell of the Basingstoke Heritage Society was to lead the trip. A webpage has been set up to give further information about this area.

Medieval and Post-Medieval Buildings of the old town centre and St. Michael’s Church

Bill Fergie (former conservation office for Basingstoke, and chairman of the Historic Buildings Sec-tion) & John Hare, (author of Basingstoke: a medieval town), were to lead this visit.

Religious Buildings: Ancient and Modern, in the town centre

Roger Ottewill, Chair of the Local History Section, was to have taken us around some of the later churches, both inside and out, in or around the town centre. A webpage has been set up to explain some of the history of these places of worship.

Any questions about the Landscape Section?
Then email Mike Broderick Landscape Section Chairman