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Basingstoke Histories – Vol 2 – An Act Of Iniquity
The highly contentious Education Act of 1902 was described by the sixth Earl of Portsmouth as ‘An Act of Iniquity’. It gave Church of England schools privileges at the expense of rate payers. This book describes how the act impacted Basingstoke and how the conflicts that it gave rise to were resolved.
Basingstoke Histories – Vol 1 – The Great Basingstoke Typhoid Epidemic
In 1905 a deadly outbreak of typhoid swept through Basingstoke. It was caused by a series of catastrophic errors which led to the contamination of the town’s water supply. The outbreak resulted in 170 people falling seriously ill – and 15 deaths. Drawing on contemporary records and newspaper reports, this book – the first in The Basingstoke Histories series – paints a vivid picture of the impact of the epidemic.
Bob Clarke £10.00
Drunkards, Thieves and Rioters describes a window of 50 years in Basingstoke’s history when the Borough had its own police force. Established in 1836 and absorbed into the Hampshire Constabulary in 1889, the Basingstoke Borough Police dealt with ne’er-do-wells including the bungling burgular of Basingstoke, the cork-legged swindler, assorted wild women and feral children.
THE CO-OP AND BASINGSTOKE – A Story of Change
Memories of people who worked or shopped at the Co-op, with plans and photos of various premises over the years, newspaper reports and adverts, showing how the development of the town and the Co-op were intertwined over more than 100 years.
Bob Clarke £10.00
A lively account of the coming of the Salvation Army to “open fire on sin and Satan” in Basingstoke and the violent reactions of those who “massed again” to oppose them.The Riot Act was read and questions asked in Parliament.
THE MAKING OF BASINGSTOKE
A modern authoritative account of why and how Basingstoke has developed in the way it has over the centuries from prehistory to modern times.
TAKING THE PULSE OF BASINGSTOKE e
Memories of health matters in the town before the coming of the National Health Service and right up to the present day from doctors, surgeons, nurses, midwives, dentists,chemists, opticians, with community, district and hospital nurses and many patients.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS, BASINGSTOKE!
Memories of Christmas in Basingstoke, including postal deliveries on Christmas Day,children’s parties, carol-singing, Hospital Radio broadcasts and hospital pantomimes.
VOICES OF BASINGSTOKE 1400-1600
Based on the records of Tudor Basingstoke, where and how people lived, what they had in their houses and the misdemeanours for which they were fined in courts.
THE STORY OF BASINGSTOKE
A clear and readable account of the history of this town up to the present day. (revised)
GOING DOWN CHURCH STREET TO THE FELGATE BOOKSHOP
Mary Felgate and Barbara Applin £7.50 (spiral bound £5.00)
Mary Felgate’s memories of her Grandmother’s bible bookshop in the 1920s, with research into the history of properties in Church Street. Fully illustrated.
ROUNDABOUT BASINGSTOKE Barbara Applin £3.00
BENEATH BASINGSTOKE VIDEO £12.50
A 90-minute video, in episodes, showing what archaeological discoveries have been made beneath and around Basingstoke, from the Stone Age to the Saxons. Featuring the reconstruction of a Bronze Age round barrow and flint-knapping by Time Team’s Phil Harding.