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Alresford Displayed

Alresford Displayed was a publication produced by local people for local people. Isuue No. 1 was published in 1976 and the last issue, that I have been able to identify, was Issue No. 22 in 1997. All the contributions were the Copyright of the authors, which is acknowledged. As I understand it these articles were given freely by the authors and I have assumed, therefore, that there would be no objection to them being reproduced, for no financial gain, on this web site. If, however, any person who owns the copyright has an objection to them being reproduced here I would be pleased if they will contact me.

The articles are reproduced complete with the 'typos' and spelling mistakes of the originals and we can take no responsibility for the accuracy of the content.

In these articles there are countless references to the River Arle. There is no documentary evidence to support this name and all the historical evidence points to the correct name being the River Alre. It became popular to refer to the river as the 'Arle' in the latter half of the twentieth century we believe, mainly, as a result of people reading A.J. Robertson's 1937 book 'History of Alresford' where he misspells the name as 'Arle'.

The digitisation of the publication is now complete and the index is reproduced below.

Index of Articles
No. 1
1. On finding the Liberty of Alresford Freda Kelsall
  2. Ten years before the Railway Digby Grist
  3. Inns of Alresford Isabel Sanderson
  4. World farming leans on Alresford Brian Gush
No. 2
5. Jubilee comes to Alresford Freda Kelsall
  6. Blacksmiths of the District - Past and Present Donald Soley
  7. HMS Alresford
1919 - 1947
John Adams
  8. Our Watercress Industry Edward Roberts
No. 3
9. Alresford's Famous Cricketers John Arlott
  10. Broad Street Pleasure Fair Working Party
  11. Two Centuries of going to school. Working Party
  12. Fishing on the Arle Jack Orr
No. 4
13. Our Antique Soke Patrick O'Donovan
  14. 1552 Survey Explained Working Party
  15. Travellers through Alresford John Adams
  16. Last 30 years of Perin's Grammer School Sidney Pullinger
No. 5
17. Alresford Pigs - Hampshire Hogs Neville Ward
  18. Alresford's Railway John Adams
  19. Lost Inns of Alresford. Digby Grist
  20. Perin's Resurgent Sidney Pullinger
No. 6
21. Alresford's Hurdle House Raymond Elliot
  22. Export Industries of Alresford. Jack Orr
  23. Bricquebec - Alresford's French Connection Graham Brown
  24. Old Alresford Church Vincent Pemberton
  25. Alresford 100 years ago. Digby Grist
No. 7
26. Alresford's Golf Club - Part 1 Robert Hedges
  27. Paths around Alresford. Sidney Pullinger
  28. Medicine in Alresford. Peter Lyndon-Skeggs
  29. National Childrens Home, Old Alresford. Vincent Pemberton
No 8.
30. William Henry Hunt, Architect. Raymond Elliot
  31. Alresford House, Old Alresford. Vincent Pemberton
  32. Alresford Golf Club - Part 2 Robert Hedges
  33. Vagrancy in Alresford. John Adams
No. 9
34. Old Alresford Place. Vincent Pemberton
35. The Alresford Show. Robert Hedges
36. Alresford 'Town Hall' Raymond Elliot
37. Birds in the Parish of Alresford Jackie Carpenter
No. 10
38. Rodney's Railways Peter Hogarth
39. Old Alresford Pond - A Re-assessment. Edward Roberts
40. Robert Boyes - Master of Perins School. Raymond Elliot
41. Alresford's Post - Part 1. Reg Sanders
42. Alresford at Domesday Raymond Elliot
43. Historical Abbotstone Isabel Sanderson
44. Alresford's Post - Part 2 Reg Sanders
45. Old Alresford Cricket Club Peggy McKerracher
No. 12
46. Haunting of Hinton Ampner Digby Grist
  47. Battle of Cheriton Peter Hoggarth
  48. St. John the Baptist Church - New Alresford Raymond Elliot
  49. Requiem for a Village School J. Adams & J. Underwood
  50. Tichborne Down Anglo Saxons Reg Sanders
No. 13
51. Godsfield Chapel Peter Hoggarth
  52. Sir Frank Benson Ann Pennington
  53. The 47th US Infantry in Alresford. H.C. & F.M. Kent
  54. Scouting in Alresford Margaret Gould
  A Tribute to Isabel Sanderson
  The Visitors Ursula Oxley
  Lost Cobble Stones Ursula Oxley
  Fiesta for Ducks Ursula Oxley
  By the Weir Field Ursula Oxley
No. 14
55. Alresford Rifle Volunteers 1859-1908 John Reid
  56. Non-Conformity in Alresford John Adams
  57. Parliamentary Representation in the 12th Century Robin Grieves Cook
  58. New Alresford Town Plan 1964 Sidney Pullinger
  An Ordinary Alresford Man Rosalind Wade
59. The Bailiff and Burgesses of New Alresford. John Adams
  60. Veterinary Surgeons in Alresford. David Thornton
  61. The Water Mills of Alresford. Raymond Elliot
  62. 200 years of Banking in Alresford. Richard Mills
  63. Connections between Alresford and Wield Elizabeth Gibson
  Tribute to Lieut.Col. D.A.Grist, OBE
  Ode to Alresford Jane Newble-de Graaf
No 16.
65. Thomas Charles Hankin Alex Hankin
  66. The Importance of Abbotstone. Raymond Elliot
  67. The Tichborne Claimant Lesley Drew
  68. Langtons Farm Pamela Conway
  69. Napoleonic Prisoners of War. Peter Hoggarth
No. 17
70. George Bridges Rodney John Adams
  71. Mary Sumner Lesley Drew
  72. Introduction to Hampshire Drove Roads. Eleanor Kingston
  73. The Alresford Chantry. Raymond Elliot
  74. The Seige at Borough Farm Working Party
Alresford Historical and Literary John Adams
Alresford Historical and Literary - 25 years on John Adams
No. 18
75. Eddolls in Alresford. Lesley Drew
  76. Rotary Club of Alresford. Michael Clark
  77. John Arlott OBE MA John Adams
  78. The Old Manse in East Street. Meg & John Read
  79.The Eel House at Alresford. Raymond Elliot
  80. The Rodney Family and Wield. Elizabeth Gibson
No. 19
81. New Alresford Parish Council. Alex Hankin
  82. The Grange Road N.F.S. HutsSidney Pullinger
  83. The Hospital of St. Mary Magdalene. Raymond Elliot
  84. Ropley in the Age of Smuggling. Peter Hogarth
  85. New Alresford Town Trustees Peggy McKerracher
  86. Whose Pew? Peggy McKerracher
No. 20
87. "On" Licenses John Adams
88. History of Alresford Bowling Club Lesley Drew
89. New Alresford United Charities Trust John Adams
90. Wealth in Alresford in the 1890s J & B Griffiths
91. R.A.F.A. Alresford & District Branch Bert Jarrett
92. New Alresford Parish Council - Part II Alex Hankin
The Killing Fields
Our New Cover
No. 21
93. Introducing the Avington Branch Angela Smith
94. Conservation Areas Arthur Stowell
95. The Admiralty Telegraph System in the Alresford Area - Part 1 - The Shutters John Adams
96. New Alresford Parish Council Part III Alex Hankin
97. The Most Learned and Reverend Doctor Peter Heylyn - Part I Peggy McKerracher
98. Bell Founding in New Alresford Elizabeth Johnson
The French Telegraphe
How well do you know your town.
No. 22
99. The Most Learned and Reverend Doctor Peter Heylyn - Part II Peggy McKerracher
100. Alresford Remembered Freda Kelsall
101. The Admiralty Telegraph System in the Alresford Area - Part II - The Semaphores John Adams
102. William Cobbett and Alresford Kenneth S. Masters
103. Fulling in Alresford John Adams
How well do you know your town.
  Gates at Arlebury Park.