‘Bygone Buriton’ – free Local History Exhibition

Date: 25th September 2021

Time: 13:00 - 16:00

Location: Buriton Village Hall

The annual local history exhibition returns to the Village Hall with lots of displays, photographs and information about life in the parish in years gone by.

There will, as in the past, be a wide range of fascinating displays of local interest, copies of all the Heritage Bank books for sale and much more …

Displays are likely to feature:

  • hop growing and picking – activities which transformed the parish every year
  • the Buriton and Butser chalk quarries and lime works – another local industry of yesteryear
  • our local school – how things have changed over the last 150 years
  • changes in leisure activities – not just information about our football and cricket teams over the years, but also pheasant and rabbit shoots, early entertainments and social clubs
  • how farming activity has changed – including the days of sheep rearing on the Downs
  • our natural history: local birds, flowers, fungi and nature reserves.

Come along, have a look and see how much of our local history has been brought together.

The event is free, and people are being encouraged to bring any old photos, newspaper articles or other information related to Buriton.

If you know of anybody who might have any information or be able to help with the research, please contact Doug Jones on 01730 231326 or visit www.buriton.org.uk

The Growth of the Parish – an illustrated talk by Pam Bruce

Date: 19th October 2021

Time: 19:30

Location: Buriton Village Hall

In study visits to Buriton in 2018 and 2019, Pam Bruce and the late Annabelle Hughes examined the history of a number of individual houses and formed a picture of how the village has developed over the centuries.

Pam has experience of investigating, analysing and making written records of buildings. She believes that through examining and recording the buildings of a village, a better understanding can be gained of the way that a locality has developed over the centuries – and helps towards shaping and protecting its future.

This illustrated talk will provide insights into how anyone can begin to research the history of their own home as well as revealing what she and Annabelle discovered about the history of Buriton.

Starting at 7.30pm in Buriton Village Hall, entry is free (with a retiring collection) and everyone is welcome.

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