YOU HAVE FOUND
OUR MAIN WEB SITE AND
THERE IS ALSO A SUPPLEMENT
ON FACEBOOK WITH LOTS MORE
PHOTOGRAPHS AND DESCRIPTIONS
THE NUMBER OF VISITORS TO OUR WEBSITE IN THE PAST WEEK
and has now reached 2,857,264
updated 3rd May, 2021
THE DREADED PANDEMIC
As we are still having problems as above but there is hopefully some good news as we are looking towards towards 17th May to re-open our Centre.
We already have permission to do this, but as our research Centre and meetings take place in the undercroft of St Francis church, we are also bound by the dates of religious buildings rules and so
these are set to be opened fully on the same day.
May will be a busy month as we will be completing the changes, as below, with our Facebook pages joining this main page to widen our scope
hisrory and heritage in Havant, Portsmouth and Hampshire in general. ..
Like all our callers to our web site, we dislike chage and so keep them to a minimum. As you will have noticed in the past couple of weeks, we have
made some changes but these were forced by the licensing company of the site and we had to adapt to them..
You will see that some items have been moved around a bit and there are even a couple of new pages and we have also re-opened our facebook site which
will be available soon.
If you are like me, the supermarkets are always changing things round so one can't find anything, but our changes are subtle ones, so you should find
everything quite easily - we hope!
khan keeper - Ancient keeper of a plot of land where people could camp for the night. The khans were eventually enclosed with walls and later had a
lodging house built upon the land. Khan later developed into the word ‘inn’.
lamp lighter - Man employed to switch street lights on and off in the days of oil, gas and early electricity.
malefactor - A criminal or wrong-doer in the eyes of the state.
offal separator - The word offal, originally meant literally ‘that which falls off’ but came to mean ‘waste’ or ‘left-overs’. |The term was used in many industries including the
production of flour. The term in now almost exclusively used in the meat trade.