The booklets were launched at a special exhibition in Buriton Village Hall on 13 September 2003 with hundreds of residents and visitors obtaining copies.
As with earlier exhibitions, the event turned into a wonderful reunion for many, with people meeting up with friends and relatives who had left the area many years ago. We also re-united one cricket bat, last used before the First World War, with the descendants of its original owner. John Bone travelled from Luton to the exhibition to collect the bat from local resident Aubrey Bicknell who had been keeping it safe for the last few decades.
The exhibition included new displays about Weston, Nursted and Ditcham, as well as more about Buriton itself. There was also new information about famous people who have lived in the area, about our natural history and about Buriton ‘beyond living memory’: from the stone age to the steam age! Our new books cover all these themes. Visit our Publications page for details.