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- – CHS Announces Speakers for– 2014-15
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The Christchurch history society has announced it's programme of speakers for their monthly talks for the new season starting in September 2014, through to June 2015Read More
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- – CHS Announces Speakers for– 2014-15
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The Christchurch Aviation Society was originally formed as the Sea Vixen Society in 1983 to commemorate and celebrate the aviation history of Christchurch and to enable like-minded Aviation enthusiasts to meet, be entertained and have a chat on a regular basis.http://www.christchurchavsoc.co.uk/
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Some views of the past for you to enjoy today. A small proportion of the Pictures and Articles about Christchurch from our Archive. Do enjoy and look further.
Written by Bill Hoodless. Perhaps mystery is too strong a word for these two items, which I hope nonetheless are still of some interest. The first one concerns the Ordnance Survey […]
About the year 1856 the old Country House, a range of thatched buildings comprising the Public House and outhouses, which stood in the road just above Mr. Linwood Pike’s, leaving only about 14ft of roadway, was pulled down and the site thrown into road.
There have been several very severe winters. For the ferryman keeping the ice broken at Wick for the ferryboat, it was possible to skate from Barracks to Mudeford.
Some years ago I was at a local history talk when a photograph of the now-vanished avenue of elm trees leading up to the north porch of Christchurch Priory Church was flashed up on the screen. There was a ripple of murmurs from the audience along the lines of “What a shame the trees have gone”.
If you read any history of Christchurch there will be mention of two mills, Knapp Mill and Place Mill, and their background is well documented. Another is mentioned in the Doomsday survey: Port Mill also known as Town Mill. There have been many suggestions as to its location but its exact whereabouts has eluded historians.
In the passing of the years changes have been wrought in the business habits of the town. A list of carriers to and from Christchurch was a feature of early issues, and quite a long list it was. Gradually but surely this has diminished to extinction. Not that business has decreased, on the contrary it has increased prodigiously, and other means have been devised for the distribution of the commerce of the district.
After considerable procrastination and debate involving Dorset and Hampshire County Councils, Sopley and Hurn Parish Councils, the Manners Estate and other interested parties, work commenced in July 2006 on the construction of the new Avon Causeway river bridge.
Although in 1910-11, “C” Battery R.H.A. of Christchurch Barracks became Bournemouth League Division One champions for the second year in succession, as well as winning the season’s Wednesday League, but much of the town’s focus was centred on Christchurch Football Club. Dating originally from 1885, Christchurch F.C. had it seems, from April 1907 gone temporarily out of business.
On the Coronation Day of King George V (1910) the Convent Walk was opened to the public by the then Mayoress, Mrs. Robert Druitt. I believe that, from that day, it became inevitable that the land on the opposite bank of the Mill Stream would eventually be open to the public. It took just under sixty years to come about.
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