The Wealth of Weston


32 pages devoted to Weston and the Butser Hill Limeworks

This booklet focuses on life in Weston over the last two hundred years. There are details of gentleman farmers, of hunting and even of royal visits to horse-racing meetings in the hamlet as well as a vivid description of ‘the shop of all shops’, stories about eating lambs tails dipped in egg and breadcrumbs, and information about communal bath-houses and outdoor toilets that you probably don’t really want to know about!

And there is a detailed personal account of the lost trade of lime-burning from the Butser Hill Lime Works which was, for many years, part of the daily life for many of the people of Weston.

The booklet brings together some of the rich history and heritage of the hamlet: some of the wealth of Weston.