A historic town tour: Basingstoke

This is the fourth instalment in the historic town tour series, where we take a look at photographs in our collections from some of the major towns across Hampshire. Here we are going look at the sites and streets of Basingstoke and Old Basing, getting a glimpse of how the town used to look.

The Street in Old Basing, early 20th C.
The ruins of Basing House, Old Basing, Hampshire.
The railway viaduct over the Basingstoke Canal at Barton's Mill, Old Basing.
The Plaza Cinema, Sarum Hill.
The Thornycroft factory on Worting Road, with a yard full of J-Type lorries for use in WWI.
Wote Street, with Glanville the grocer and Loveridge the gunsmith in the foreground.
Willis the watchmaker/jeweller in the doorway of his shop on Wote Street.
St. Michaels Church, Church Street, Basingstoke.

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Hampshire in Old Photographs

Transport in Old Photographs

Photographs | Hampshire Cultural Trust Online Collections
Photographs Our photographic collection contains topographical views of the county, its industries and inhabitants dating from the 1850’s to the present day, including representations of local photographers such as Terry Hunt of Basingstoke and William Savage of Winchester.

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Ben Murrey

Collections Assistant who looks after objects and makes them accessible to the public.
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