Compiled from articles originally published by Charles Knight / SDUK
[the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge "Penny magazine" 1833-1848]
A 56 page book, supplied as a PDF document on CD-ROM.
Articles describing 29 Market Towns of Hampshire (including the Isle of Wight), varying from one paragraph to several pages in length.
Alresford, Aton, Andover, Basingstoke, Bishop’s Waltham, Brading, Christchurch, Cowes (East & West), Emsworth, Fareham, Fordingbridge, Gosport, Havant, Hayling Island, Kingsclere, Lymington, Newport, Newtown, Odiham, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Romsey, Ryde, Southampton, Stockbridge, Titchfield, Whitchurch, Winchester, Yarmouth.
Details include historical events, industries, population numbers, markets, churches, schools and a contemporary description of the towns.
Contains in-depth descriptions of Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester.