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Alton News

Updated: 12th August 2020

No need to worry about a yellow lawn - artificial grass is available from Coomers.

EHDC has given Triple fff Brewery a chance to prove that they are using their outside space responsibly and so have re-opened with time changes.

Brendoncare Alton was donated flowers from Waitrose to bring a splash of colour. Alton Sports Centre are offering virtual group fitness classes with flexible timings and the opportunity to try new classes.

Congratulations to Alton Cricket Club's Gemma Porter and Gemma Lane who made their debuts for Hampshire at the weekend. Alton Football Club drew 1-1 in their second pre-season friendly last night against AFC Portchester.

Alton Rugby Club's Clubhouse is opening Friday night and Saturday to show Premiership Rugby games on the big screen. Junior Pre-season Camp is here at Alton Hockey Club!

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Other Regional News

BBC News - Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southampton van crash murder: Family tribute to dead cyclist
Daniel Blakeman, who died after a crash with van, will "never be forgotten", his family says.
Fish rescued from evaporating lake in Sandown
Carp trapped in the evaporating lake have been moved to holding ponds.
Blackwater shooting: Woman sentenced for helping gunman nephew
A 17-year-old boy was left paralysed from the waist down following the shooting in Blackwater.

UK News

BBC News - UK

A-levels: Anger over 'unfair' results this year
There are calls for a review and free appeals as concern grows over "volatility" in this year's results.
A-level results day: 'I haven't got into uni because of it'
Some students who haven't got the results they wanted are angry about how the situation has been dealt with.
Stonehaven train derailment: Tributes paid to three victims
Brett McCullough, Donald Dinnie and Christopher Stuchbury died when the train left the track near Stonehaven.

Alton Weather

BBC Weather - Forecast for Alton, GB

Tonight: Thundery Showers, Minimum Temperature: 17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature: 17°C (63°F), Wind Direction: Northerly, Wind Speed: 7mph, Visibility: Moderate, Pressure: 1012mb, Humidity: 94%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Moderate, Sunset: 20:28 BST
Friday: Thundery Showers, Minimum Temperature: 17°C (63°F) Maximum Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
Maximum Temperature: 23°C (73°F), Minimum Temperature: 17°C (63°F), Wind Direction: Northerly, Wind Speed: 7mph, Visibility: Moderate, Pressure: 1013mb, Humidity: 82%, UV Risk: 2, Pollution: Moderate, Sunrise: 05:50 BST, Sunset: 20:26 BST

A History of Alton Hampshire


By Jane Hurst


If you come to the Curtis Museum on Crown Hill, you can take a walk through the history of Alton - starting with the local geology. Local flint was made into tools by early man who roamed the area while the Bronze and Iron Age people settled here leaving behind pottery and metal work. The Romans established a posting station in nearby Holybourne and other evidence of them has been found in Alton with a villa near Alton’s Public Gardens.

Early Anglo-Saxons buried their dead above the town over a long period and part of their cemetery has been excavated. Grave goods included swords, shields, beads and the magnificent Alton Buckle - which can be seen in the Museum.

With the coming of the Normans in 1066, Alton grew as an important market and administrative centre for the surrounding area. The town had a thriving cloth industry in the medieval period with several clothiers and a fulling mill and, being on a main route between Southampton and London, it had four inns - the White Hart, George, Swan and the Pelican (which changed its name to the Crown at the Dissolution).

The mid-1600s was the time of the English Civil War and, being between Royalist Winchester and Parliamentary Farnham, Alton was the site of two battles in 1643. The second, on 13th December, was the more serious and ended with the Royalists seeking refuge in Alton’s Church of St Lawrence.

The 1700s were a time of regeneration for the town with a paper mill and breweries being established. Local hop growing expanded and travel improved with the formation of Turnpike Trusts. Upstairs, the Museum has displays of items that would have been familiar to Jane Austen when she lived in nearby Chawton in the early 1800s.

The railway from London came to Alton in 1852 and was later extended to Winchester, Basingstoke and Fareham. At the same time, Alton grew along the valley and a second parish church, All Saints’, was built at the western end of the town.

1880 saw the opening of the Alton’s Assembly Rooms, Cottage Hospital and Mechanics’ Institute on Crown Close with the Curtis Museum now filling the latter.

Alton continues to change and grow but its history can still be found if one knows where to look. If you have any queries do contact [email protected]

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