A English country cottage

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Oct 012018

One of several delightful cottages in Stoke Charity. Stoke Charity is around 6 miles to the north east of Winchester and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1085. In 904, Edward the Elder probably granted the area of the present parish to Hyde Abbey as part of the manor of Micheldever.

Stoke Charity also had a manor house and home farm, which employed most of the population as farm labourers up until the late 19th century. Watercress beds were well developed and numerous in Stoke Charity until recently. These were fed by the River Dever, which is a tributary of the River Test.

Photographic Competition

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Feb 222018

The winning entries from Southampton CTC’s photographic competition.

Cycling category

1st Alan Rolfe – A sunny day near Brockenhurst

2nd Jim Probert – Through the ford or over the bridge?

3rd Jim Probert – The discussion

Pictorial category

1st Kathy Purkis – Sunset over Hayling Island

2nd Alan Rolfe – “Sid” and “Sam”

3rd Chris Devrell – The Mill

Buildings category

1st Alan Rolfe – Salisbury Cathedral

2nd Alan Rolfe – Malmesbury Abbey

3rd Alan Rolfe – Stowe School

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