In 1686 a massive thunderstorm broke over Alton and caused great consternation in St. Lawrence Church where the Minister was in the middle of a service.
That this conflict (1854-6) left a mark on the history of Hampshireand can still to be seen today in house, street and public house names.
Captain Augustus Willington Shelton Agar had served in both World Wars in the Royal Navy, and had been awarded the Victoria Cross
The origin of the expression 'Sweet Fanny Adams' - a tale of murder.
How the Victorian buildings at the top of Crown Hill became the Curtis Museum
Hand tinted lantern slides of the 1880s arranged by the Rev AE Wright for a lecture in November 1898.