Thunderbolt of the North

Thunderbolt of the North

Railways Around the Potteries

Railways Around the Potteries

Wallington: History of a Hampshire Village

Publication Date15th March 2025

Book FormatPaperback

pages128

Illustrations100

Height234

Width165

This fascinating history of the village of Wallington in Hampshire will be of interest to all those who have lived in the village or know it well.
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ISBN
9781398121379

Wallington village in Hampshire today lies adjacent to the town of Fareham but its rich history and heritage goes back millennia. Despite encroaching development, the heart of the village remains strong, with its large water meadow and the picturesque river that snakes through it, past two ancient village pubs and a host of historical cottages and listed buildings.


In this book author and local historian Danny Glavin has unearthed a wealth of information, oral histories, and images of Wallington to reveal its history spans back to the Mesolithic and Neolithic dwellers, through the Bronze Age and Iron Age, Roman farmsteads, Anglo-Saxon settlements the mediaeval age to the modern era. The village’s industries stocked the Naval fleet for over three centuries and later helped the development of the building industry during the industrial revolution in Britain and abroad, as far away as South Africa. In the twentieth century the village fort was home to the first wave of soldiers to fight in France in the Great War and Wallington played an important part in the D-Day operations during the Second World War. The lives of inhabitants of the village who played their part in all these stories are also revealed and historical buildings that have been lost today are also remembered. This fascinating history of the village of Wallington in Hampshire will be of interest to all those who have lived in the village or know it well.

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