Dispatches: ‘The Battle of Twyford Down’

More HCC archives research, this time a recording of the Dispatches episode 'The Battle of Twyford Down'.  Summarised the political turmoil Winchester was experiencing at the time as the public wrestled with the government and the options presented to them. Many thought the route through the Twyford Downs was the worst option, presumably because the existing bypass… Continue reading Dispatches: ‘The Battle of Twyford Down’

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Itchen Navigation Trail Project

I have been visiting Hampshire County Council (HCC) Archives recently to do a bit of site research on Winchester in general and get my head around masterplanning the area.  Listened to some recordings of an interview conducted with Polly Whyte and Alison Morse on work they were doing through the Wildlife Trust to maintain and preserve… Continue reading Itchen Navigation Trail Project

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