Current research projects

Children's Homes in the Worthys

Michael Banting is researching the St Nicholas' and St Margarets' homes that were based on Nations Hill, Kings Worthy, but are now closed.

 

 

Kings Worthy and Headbourne Worthy Allotments

Peter Finn is researching the history of the allotments on Springvale Road.

 

Headbourne Worthy churchyard

Howard Tissiman is researching the boundaries of St. Swithun's Church, Headbourne Worthy.  The image to the left is a postcard by Beloe from c. 1906.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Mary's Church Rooms

Eleanor Hamblin is researching the history of St. Mary's Church Rooms, the extention to the rear of St. Mary's Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schooling in the Worthys

Alix Hickman is researching the history of schooling in the Worthy villages and in particular the building of the current school in Kings Worthy.   Last year the school and Alix put on a display celebrating the 60th anniversary of the school.  Several pupils who attended the school when it first opened joined current staff and parents to tour the school and share stories.  It is hoped that a reunion for ex-pupils will be organised soon.

 

 

Kings Worthy Grove/The Limes and Miss Harden

Trish Bright and Alix Hickman researching the history of this house on London Road.

 

 

Kings Worthy House

Alix Hickman is researching the history of this house with a view to publishing a Worthy Paper later this year.  Alix began researching in 2012 and gave a talk on her findings to date in March 2013.  The Parish Magazine wrote a review of the talk and this is attached below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hinton House

Alix Hickman has almost finished researching the history of Hinton House, its occupants and various uses.  A Worthy Paper will be published later this year.

 

 

Numbers 12, 14, 16 and 18, Church Lane

Brian English is researching these four properties on Church Lane, Kings Worthy.

 

 

Cyril Holdaway's former house, Abbots Worthy

Martin and Georgia Taylor are researching the former house of Cyril Holdaway, in Mill Lane, Abbots Worthy.

 

 

Nations Hill Stores

Mary Blaxland is researching Nations Hill Store which used to be situated at the top of Nations Hill.

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