Waterside Heritage

Waterside Heritage Waterside Heritage own and run the Waterside Heritage Centre in Hythe, which acts as a local record office and study centre for the Waterside Parishes
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Waterside Heritage was formed at a public meeting in Hythe on the 28th September 1995. Subsequently a constitution was adopted and charity status granted by the Charity Commission The aims and objectives within the constitution are as follows: • To take such action as may be necessary and appropriate to establish and maintain a permanent exhibition and study centre for local and community history in the Waterside parishes of Fawley, Hythe & Dibden and Marchwood and to preserve, conserve and display as appropriate records, photographs, artefacts and other material relating to the history of the three parishes. • To promote the study of local and community history within schools and other venues in the Waterside through the use of local facílities, visits, study modules and other means. • To support the publication of books and papers on subjects relating to the heritage of the Waterside.

Waterside Heritage was formed at a public meeting in Hythe on the 28th September 1995. Subsequently a constitution was adopted and charity status granted by the Charity Commission The aims and objectives within the constitution are as follows: • To take such action as may be necessary and appropriate to establish and maintain a permanent exhibition and study centre for local and community history in the Waterside parishes of Fawley, Hythe & Dibden and Marchwood and to preserve, conserve and display as appropriate records, photographs, artefacts and other material relating to the history of the three parishes. • To promote the study of local and community history within schools and other venues in the Waterside through the use of local facílities, visits, study modules and other means. • To support the publication of books and papers on subjects relating to the heritage of the Waterside.

Operating as usual

Hello Everyone 👋🏻 We know it’s particularly tough at the moment so to lighten the mood, post a favourite childhood memor...
29/04/2020

Hello Everyone 👋🏻

We know it’s particularly tough at the moment so to lighten the mood, post a favourite childhood memory photo of the Waterside area and the story behind it.

29/04/2020
HYTHE FERRY

Something I think we can all get behind! Let’s keep a part of our heritage alive.

Good morning everyone. The Hythe Ferry Crowdfunding page is now live. We have also added some great offers on each pledge. They include free tickets, and even guided history tours of Hythe. Help us to keep the ferry operating and provide some extra funding for the pier and train. Stay safe everyone.

21/03/2020

I am not sure why the last post went out with a job tag. My error I am sure.

21/03/2020

Sadly we have had to re-assess our opening policy and from today the Heritage Centre will be closed both to volunteers and the public. However, we will continue to visit the building on a regular basis to manage both the structure and the archives. Consequentially if anyone has any inquiries or has need for help with their researches please contact us through this page or by e-mail to [email protected] and we will reply as quickly as we can. Please keep well and we will re-open as soon as it is practical and safe to do so.

21/03/2020

Sadly we have had to re-assess our keep open policy for the Heritage Centre. The Centre will be closed to volunteers and the public from this morning. However, the building will continue to be visited on a very regular basis to manage the building and the archives. If anyone has any inquiries or needs help with researching please use this page or e-mail us on [email protected] and we do everything we can to help. Please keep well and we will re-open as soon as is practical and safe.

18/03/2020

At this time we are trying to keep upbeat! The Waterside Heritage Centre will continue to remain open for as long as we can but leave it up to potential visitors to assess their own risks. If the gates are open please come in but you may have to knock on the door to gain our attention. If you do not wish to visit us but would like any local history information we will still be functioning and can be contacted on 023 8084 9018 during normal opening hours and can be contacted on [email protected] whenever you like.

18/03/2020

On behalf of our sister group; Hythe & District Historians, we are passing on a message. They are sorry but due to the current situation they are postponing their meetings/talks for the foreseeable future. Hopefully this will not be for long and they will be advertising the new dates when they are able.

Welcome to PART 2 of our Road Name Origin Quiz! 1. Rollestone Road - Holbury 2. Kings Ride - Langley 3. Hampton Lane - B...
11/03/2020

Welcome to PART 2 of our Road Name Origin Quiz!

1. Rollestone Road - Holbury
2. Kings Ride - Langley
3. Hampton Lane - Blackfield
4. Admirals Close - Fawley
5. The Pentagon - Fawley
6. Depden Gardens - Dibden Purlieu
7. Atheling Road - Hythe
8. Lower Mullins Lane - Hythe
9. Golden Hind Park - Hythe
10. Pooks Green - Marchwood

Let’s hear everyone’s guess/local knowledge. Please also share any memories you may have of the roads above!

Our Sister Group of Hythe & District Historians would like to invite you to their next talk on Thursday 5th March at Hyt...
02/03/2020

Our Sister Group of Hythe & District Historians would like to invite you to their next talk on Thursday 5th March at Hythe Community Centre in Brinton Lane, Hythe. Visitors are always welcome to all of their talks at an admission price of £3. Before you wrongly interpret the title please note these are not views seen in a machine on a pier

Have you ever wondered why road names are called what they are? We’ll be posting 10 roads this week and 10 roads next we...
26/02/2020

Have you ever wondered why road names are called what they are?

We’ll be posting 10 roads this week and 10 roads next week. See if you can guess their origins! Our local historian/oracle Graham Parkes is primed and ready with the answers!

First 10::

1. Rhyme Hall Mews - Fawley
2. Forge Road - Langley
3. Lime Kiln Lane - Holbury
4. Amberslade Walk - Dibden Purlieu
5. Nash Road - Dibden Purlieu
6. Dominy Close - Hythe
7. Armada Drive - Hythe
8. Fairway Road - Hythe
9. Tavells Lane - Marchwood
10. Old Magazine Close - Marchwood

Our Sister Group of Hythe & District Historians would like to invite you to their next talk on Thursday 6th February at ...
03/02/2020

Our Sister Group of Hythe & District Historians would like to invite you to their next talk on Thursday 6th February at Hythe Community Centre in Brinton Lane, Hythe. Visitors are always welcome to all of their talks at an admission price of £3.

Can you help us? We have recently been given a photograph of a young lady and a sundial. We know who she was but where i...
25/01/2020

Can you help us? We have recently been given a photograph of a young lady and a sundial. We know who she was but where is the sundial and the formal garden. The date is c1938/9 and it is reputedly in the Hythe & Dibden area. Does anyone recognise it?

01/01/2020

Thank you so much to all that entered into our little picture quiz today.

We’ve ended up with a three way tie!

🥇Congratulations to::

Jane Knightbridge, Caroline Barron and Helen Bradley who all scored 5/10!

Keep an eye open for further quizzes through the year!

**NEW YEAR GUESS THE ROAD QUIZ**As it is New Years Day we thought it would be good fun to post a little quiz to keep the...
01/01/2020

**NEW YEAR GUESS THE ROAD QUIZ**

As it is New Years Day we thought it would be good fun to post a little quiz to keep the grey matter ticking over in between writing New Years resolutions!

Whilst there are no prizes on the line, let’s see who is the fastest to get ALL 10 correct! We’ve numbered them from 1-10 so simply comment on the post with your answers in ascending order.

Good Luck!

HAPPY NEW YEAR from all here at Waterside Heritage!Keep an eye out on our page at 4pm today as we have a rather teasing ...
01/01/2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR from all here at Waterside Heritage!

Keep an eye out on our page at 4pm today as we have a rather teasing ‘Guess The Road’ picture quiz for you!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! From all involved at Waterside Heritage.
25/12/2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS! From all involved at Waterside Heritage.

Our Sister Group of Hythe & District Historians would like to invite you to their next talk on 9th January at Hythe Comm...
23/12/2019

Our Sister Group of Hythe & District Historians would like to invite you to their next talk on 9th January at Hythe Community Centre in Brinton Lane, Hythe. Visitors are always welcome to all of their talks at an admission price of £3.

Our Sister Group of Hythe & District Historians would like to invite you to their next talk on 5th December at Hythe Com...
25/11/2019

Our Sister Group of Hythe & District Historians would like to invite you to their next talk on 5th December at Hythe Community Centre in Brinton Lane, Hythe. Visitors are always welcome to all of their talks at an admission price of £3.

At Guédelon the vault is closing
16/07/2019

At Guédelon the vault is closing

Aujourd'hui, les maçons ont posé les quatre contre-clés de la voûte en construction dans la tour ouest de la porte. Demain, les charpentiers vont baisser le cintre pour mettre les nervures de la voûte en tension. Toujours un grand moment dans la vie du chantier !
Today, the stonemasons fixed the four counter-keys of the vault currently under construction in the gatehouse's western tower. Tomorrow, the carpenters will ease the centring to bring the ribs under load. A big day for the whole site!

How to build a ceiling vault Medieval style part 1
02/07/2019

How to build a ceiling vault Medieval style part 1

Les charpentiers ont posé le cintre de la voûte d'ogives dans la tour ouest de la porte.
The carpenters have installed the centring for the rib vault in the gatehouse's western tower.

It is a little while since we posted anything about Guédelon where they are building a Medieval castle. This is how you ...
25/06/2019

It is a little while since we posted anything about Guédelon where they are building a Medieval castle. This is how you tile a tower roof.

Quelques souvenirs de la 7e "Journée des Bâtisseurs" qui a eu lieu le samedi 22 juin. Merci à tous nos amis pour cette belle journée et à l'année prochaine ! 🏰❤️

We have recently published our latest newsletter; number 72. It is a new departure for us and covers the single subject ...
04/03/2019

We have recently published our latest newsletter; number 72. It is a new departure for us and covers the single subject of the medieval chapel at Exbury. Newsletters are issued to members as part of their membership so if you would like to join us; the subscription is £10 per year, and we have attached a form for your use. Waterside Heritage is a self funded charity which runs and finances the Heritage Centre from within our own resources.

We have recently published our latest newsletter; number 71. It contains articles on a recently identified photograph sh...
09/11/2018

We have recently published our latest newsletter; number 71. It contains articles on a recently identified photograph showing the Royal Motor Yacht Club’s club house; Enchantress at Hythe in 1931 and a very interesting motorboat endurance race, the recent parchmarks at Prospect Place, Hythe and the early years of Marchwood Park or Lodge as it was then known.

This years Open Day for the Heritage Centre is on Saturday the 22nd September and we are open between 10am and 4pm. In a...
10/09/2018

This years Open Day for the Heritage Centre is on Saturday the 22nd September and we are open between 10am and 4pm. In addition to being able to talk to us about your interests and our helping you in your enquiries we have new exhibitions both static and projected. They cover some Waterside Heros from the First World War, The story of Gerard Fox of Purlieu House; sometime tutor to Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany, the British Power Boat Company at Hythe and the identification and story of the building which caused the parch marks seen recently at Prospect Green in Hythe.

Our Tristan exhibition in St John's church, Hythe, was very successful but if anyone missed it why not call in at the He...
16/07/2018

Our Tristan exhibition in St John's church, Hythe, was very successful but if anyone missed it why not call in at the Heritage Centre. The exhibition is not on display but it is stored in easy access boxes which are available to look through.

The Waterside Arts Festival is taking place this weekend and as a "fringe" event we are staging an exhibition in St. Joh...
03/07/2018

The Waterside Arts Festival is taking place this weekend and as a "fringe" event we are staging an exhibition in St. John's Church, Hythe on Thursday to Saturday. Many Waterside residents will remember the evacuated residents from Tristan da Cunha who came to live in the Waterside whilst the volcano on their island was erupting. The exhibition is about the people, their lives and the island at that time. The photograph shows the ex-RAF huts at Calshot which were their homes for nearly a year.

We have recently published our latest newsletter; number 70. It contains an article on the Royal Motor Yacht Club and th...
03/07/2018

We have recently published our latest newsletter; number 70. It contains an article on the Royal Motor Yacht Club and their use of the Hythe Pier buildings between the Wars. You will recognise the photograph on the front page. We are still endeavouring to find the location.

We have a postcard in our collection which is puzzling us. It is described as near Dibden Purlieu but we are uncertain w...
15/05/2018

We have a postcard in our collection which is puzzling us. It is described as near Dibden Purlieu but we are uncertain where. Does anyone have any recollection of ever seeing this house?

Waterside Heritage will be holding its Annual General Meeting at the Community Centre in Hythe on Thursday 22nd March st...
07/03/2018

Waterside Heritage will be holding its Annual General Meeting at the Community Centre in Hythe on Thursday 22nd March starting at 7.30 pm. After the formal business of the evening, which will not take too long, we will be having a talk. This year is the 90th anniversary of the death of Samuel Kinkead during his attempt to raise the air speed record to over 300mph when based at Calshot. We are very fortunate that Julian Lewis MP, who has written the definitive book on Kinkead, has agreed to give a talk on this very quiet, unassuming but courageous member of the RAF. Waterside Heritage is more than happy for visitors to attend the talk for which a charge of £3 will be made but we ask that they arrive before the A. G. M. commences. If visitors would like to formally join Waterside Heritage on the evening (this year’s subscription is £10) we will deduct the £3 entrance from the membership fee.

01/03/2018

We have been asked to put out a notice by Hythe Historians. This evening's talk at the Community Centre has been cancelled because of the weather conditions. It will be rearranged for some time in the future. In order to ensure that everyone who was planning to come knows the situation could this message be shared where ever you think it might be appropriate. Many thanks.

An opportunity to enjoy an unusual walk in historic Southampton
07/02/2018

An opportunity to enjoy an unusual walk in historic Southampton

Hamwic Saxon Walk.

See Southampton is pleased to announce a rare opportunity to stroll around the Saxon Town of Hamwic with guest guide Matt Garner, former Archaeology Officer with Southampton City Council, now working freelance.

The walk will take around two hours, and will cover the whole area of the Saxon town, possibly the largest in England, which was around the present-day football stadium and St. Mary’s Church.

Matt with his colleagues has been working on excavating and sorting finds from sites here for over 20 years, and has a wealth of expert knowledge, which he is very capable of transmitting to a lay audience.

Please Note – to avoid disappointment, Matt has asked me to explain that there are no remnants of this town surviving; speaking from experience, this disadvantage will not prevent Matt from thoroughly entertaining us. At the end of the walk, at the offices below, he will show us some items excavated from the area, which we will have the opportunity to handle.

Date: 17th March 2018
Time: 2.30 p.m.
Cost: £5 (pay on the day)

Meeting Place: Unit 18 Melbourne Street (just south of the stadium)
Southampton
SO14 5FB

Please book by emailing [email protected].

08/11/2017

We are looking to expand our opening hours but are in a catch 22 situation. To open for longer hours we need volunteers to act as helpers, guides and key holders. However, to do this we need more people to become involved in the Centre to understand what we hold and what we can do to help inquirers. Without one we cannot do the other.
Are you interested in the history of the Waterside, your community area or have you a specific interest in one of the industries or businesses in the area?
If so would you like to join our team?
We have a wide range of activities which ensure that the Heritage Centre is capable of both dealing with our material and preparing it for use. We archive, we transcribe original documents, we scan photographs, we research our area’s history both within our own resources and elsewhere; both by visiting outside archives or the internet. We create exhibitions, we write and publish books of different sizes but above all we try to help people who are looking for information about practically anything historic in the Waterside. And history started a minute ago, so last month, last year, last century or even earlier are equally important.
We are especially keen to find someone who can take over the organising of our new web site.
So, would you be interested in joining us? We can be contacted via our e-mail address (see our “about” page) or just drop in when we are open.

13/09/2017

We are very sorry to announce that John Towndrow, our Secretary from 1995 to 2013 passed away yesterday aged 93. One of natures gentlemen and a major support for Waterside Heritage from our commencement, will be sorely missed.

Address

Heritage Centre, Dominy Close
Hythe
SO45 6HA

General information

The Heritage Centre is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:15 - 13:00
Thursday 10:15 - 13:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

023 8084 4074

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Hi there, discussion in family about what previous names were of Fountain court Hotel? Want to say it started with a T.?
Graham Parkes - from reading your local history books, do you have any photos of Newtown (that used to be next to Hardley) and also Woodington (used to be between Mopley and Mopley Farm)? Would love to see some pictures of them. Thank you.
Hi I'm trying to find some info about a large house that used to stand on the land that is now netley view, I believe it was at the far end of what is now Hamilton lane thank you for any information
My husband and I took the path from by the Marina entrance, off West Street which took us alongside the stream and round the back wall of West Hall Care Home. On their back wall, etched in the stonework Clive saw some wording which we think said 'Hythe Town Boundary'. Graham Parkes do you know if there are any more etchings in stone like this for Hythe?
Found this in an old box of photos.
Thanks for a warm welcome at the open day, a lovely afternoon reminiscing.
If anyone in the Waterside area has any family/other connection to the wonderful Mosquito airplane could you please get in touch with me either via Facebook or private message. I am Membership Secretary for The Peoples Mosquito Club. I have attached a link for more information. www.peoplesmosquito.org.uk
A new chance to join us at the BOOK LAUNCH of 'Palembang and Beyond' which was postponed because of bad weather and will now take place on Saturday 14th April at The Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, nr Stockbridge. The book launch will be at 2pm in the Blackburn Beverley Room. Please print the attached card for details. Hopefully you can all make the 14th April and through the postponement more people will be able to join us. Come and meet the author, Mike Roussel, the Fleet Air Arm veterans who contributed to this special record of the conflict with Japan during the closing years of WW2, and the Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP who wrote the foreword for the book. RSVP please - via facebook or [email protected] Book launch guests will have free admission to go around the museum - opening hours 10am - 4.30pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits served at the book launch. (The museum has a good cafe, so if you come early to visit the museum before the launch, you will be able to get some lunch.)
All, I am particularly interested in hearing from anybody who worked for The British Powerboat Company at Hythe. Please come along or e-mail me with your memories. Many thanks, Kingsley (Kip) Miller PS The talk will include never seen before unpublished material from the archives at the Greenwich Maritime Museum.
I am looking to write some history of Seadown vets who have served the local area since 1923 (in time for our 95th year next year) - apart from talking to some of the old partners and staff I have no idea where to start - can anyone help?
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