The Hampshire Record Office is home to the Hampshire Archives and Local Studies. It's a treasure trove of information about Hampshire's history, from the people who lived there, to important events and moments in time, to the historic and iconic buildings that can be found in cities and towns around the county. While the Record Office is open throughout the week for people wanting to retrieve documents or research local history, there are also regular events that focus on particular areas of Hampshire history. On Thursday 22nd February the Hampshire Record Office will host Moving Through Time, an event that will explore the transport themed collections housed within the archives.
The Record Office houses around 8 miles of shelving, with documents, records, and even some artefacts. Moving Through Time will explore how the people of Hampshire used to travel by presenting photographs, film footage, private correspondence, newspaper articles, ship logs and more. Not only will it be an interesting insight into Hampshire's transportation history, but it also provides an example of the sheer volume of records that the record office holds and the way that we can use different kinds of records, photographs, letters and ephemera to help us paint a picture of the past.
You will have an opportunity to browse through some of the transport themed collections on your own, as well as enjoying a screening of some rarely seen footage. There will be some drinks and nibbles provided, included in your ticket price.
Moving Through Time will be held at the Hampshire Record Office on Thursday 22nd February from 6:30pm till 8:30pm. Tickets are £12 each and are available from the HantsWeb online store. Wheelchair accessibility is available, but as lifts are not accessible during an emergency there is a limit of just two tickets. Please see the event page for more details.
The Hampshire Record Office is located on Sussex Street in Winchester. It is about a 12 mile drive from the Southampton City Centre and is easily accessible from the Winchester Railway Station. The Record Office is usually open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. It also opens on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. For more information about visiting and viewing items in the catalogue, visit the Hampshire Archives and Local Studies website.