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- CHS ANNOUNCES BOOK SALE !
15 October 2014 8:14 PM | No Comments
Unmissable bargains available. We have slashed the price of 12 of our books by up to 50% see titles below. Act now whilst stocks last.Read More
- OctoberTalk: Raising the Mary Rose – through the eyes of the Master Gunner
08 October 2014 9:08 AM | No Comments
Ninety Nine members & guests were present for the second of the Society's Talks given by Trevor SapeyRead More
- CHS Announces the Launch of its New Research facility
06 October 2014 12:26 PM | No Comments
The Christchurch History Society is pleased to announce its new research facility at Highcliffe Castle.Read More
- Membership renewal for 2014-15
11 September 2014 4:56 PM | No Comments
It is that time of year again when your membership for the Christchurch History Society needs renewing for 2014-15 or if you are thinking of becoming a new member, to take advantage of a full years talks and quarterly Journals.Read More
- CHS ANNOUNCES BOOK SALE !
Useful Link of the Month
The Dorset County museum covering the natural, archaeological, social, and prehistoric periods to present day geology.http://www.dorsetcountymuseum.org/
Upcoming Evening Talks
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 Mike Andrews In 1958 Christchurch lost Square House, one of the grandest buildings in the town, it was built in the Palladian style on the corner of Wick Lane […]
The Kings Arms dates from 1801 and was built by George Rose of Christchurch who was Member of Parliament for the Town between 1796 and 1818. It was built on […]
Written by Ian Stevenson All eyes looked skywards on a summer evening in 1913 when a rare sound was heard over Highcliffe – the drone of an aircraft engine. Excitement […]
Written by Brian Haywood Until the 1860s anyone wishing to leave Christchurch and go to, say, Ringwood or London, was faced with a long and very uncomfortable journey by coach over […]
Part of the article ‘Mystery at the old Town Hall’ in the February issue, dealing with the Ordnance Survey bench marks, reminded me of the days when I used to use them, in various parts of the Borough, quite frequently.
Written by L.C.Blake Pricipal Assistant Borough Surveyor (retired) As I mentioned in the article “The borough boundary”, Arthur Head who was Assistant Town Clerk of Christchurch from 1928 to about […]
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 […]
It was not at all unusual for places to be named after their owners and also for people to take their surnames from where they lived, so it is logical for him to suggest the possibility that Port Mill could have been named after Hugh de Port and, therefore, could have been an alternative name for Knapp Mill.
In early 1934 ex Councillor Jesse Spencer addressed a letter to the Editor of the Christchurch Times seeking subscriptions to build a bandstand on the Quay.
Why not use the Society’s extensive Local Achieve to search for People, buildings or the Christchurch time 1855 to 1983.
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