Winchester Hidden Waterways Walk

Went on another of the summer's Hidden Walks in Winchester using this handy little map handed out to us: Lots of pretty old brooks in Winchester.  The reason for 'The Brooks' shopping centre name is much clearer now!  Sitting as it does between Upper and Middle Brook.  Fairly obvious really when you stop to think about… Continue reading Winchester Hidden Waterways Walk

Winchester Hidden Railways Walk

Went on a tour of the old DN&SR Chesil railway station (or what remains of it) and tunnel in Winchester to seek out urban farming infrastructure locations. Chesil multi-storey car park sits over the site of the old station. Bear in mind this shows the top floor of the car park, and the station was… Continue reading Winchester Hidden Railways Walk

D6 Brief: Winchester Horticultural City

First issue of my D6 Brief uploaded to issuu for one and all to read.  It could read a bit better to be honest.  Need to edit the text.  I expect there'll be a few revised issues but this will do for now. http://issuu.com/timothyphilipgentry/docs/d6__winchester_horticultural_city__?e=10211851/47640874

The History of Wolvesey Castle

Previously I used to choose project sites as an excuse to see a different part of the country.  But having the site local to me for this project is bloody handy, means you can make impromptu lunchtime site visits!  Anyway, it's going to be a long blog post this one.  Complete text of the palace… Continue reading The History of Wolvesey Castle

The Watercress Line

Little bit more research done at the HCC archives watching a short video on the Watercress Line running from New Alresford to Alton. It was named after the watercress fields that lay adjacent to the route of the train.  It was closed as a public service in 1976 only to be reopened by a private firm in 1977, mainly as… Continue reading The Watercress Line

Itchen Navigation: Compton Lock

Sunny day called for a bit of field work (excuse the pun) so went for a run and a dip at Compton Lock on the Itchen Navigation. It's been a popular spot for many years. Itchen Navigation: Tumbling Bay - Shawford Some photos from 1976 on the above website link.  Shows much less vegetation, probably… Continue reading Itchen Navigation: Compton Lock