Top five of 2022: Hampshire in Old Photographs and Transport in Old Photographs

It has been a good year for discovering Hampshire's history through our photographic collections. We hope you have enjoyed the photos posted to our Facebook pages and here on Culture On Call throughout 2022, and hope that in 2023 the HCT photographic collection continues to shed light on Hampshire through decades past.

Here are your top five posts from Hampshire in Old Photographs, photographs from Alton always prove popular on this page:

5. Alton High Street showing the Crown Hotel and Curtis Museum, 1890.
4. Alton High Street, showing Ackland butchers, 1860-70s.
3. Alton High Street, decorated for Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897.
2. A signalman and his forty lever signal box at Butts Junction, Alton, 1905.
1. The Itchen Bridge in Southampton under construction, 1976.

And here are your top five for Transport in Old Photographs, Thornycroft photos always go down well:

5. A Foden steam lorry, operated by Aldershot & District Traction Co. Ltd. The lorry is named Winifred.
4. A lorry and a 3 ton Tasker Queen Mary trailer which is carrying the first Saunders Roe SRN 1 Hovercraft from Lee-on-the-Solent to Farnborough, Hampshire, 1963.
3. The Thornycroft shipyard at Woolston, Southampton in 1943.
2. A Thornycroft lorry built for Rotax, in the mid-19th century.
1. A fully extended Thornycroft Big Ben tipper lorry.

To see more of our images throughout 2023 on our Facebook pages or look for yourself through our online collection, follow the links below:

Hampshire in Old Photographs

Transport in Old Photographs

Online collections | Hampshire Cultural Trust Online Collections

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Ben Murrey

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