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days out

A quick visit to Titchfield Abbey

On my way to the Mary Rose Museum for the launch of their new 4D experience, I decided to pop in to Titchfield Abbey. It is an English Heritage site but free to visit. Parking is £2 for non members but I didn’t see any kiosk or staff. There were a couple of other visitors […]

Exploring our local area: Castle Bottom

Way back in January, we decided to make more of an effort to take the children and dogs out in the local area. I had heard of Castle Bottom (a nature reserve in Hampshire, 5 minutes in the car from our home) several times but never knew exactly where it was. A few wrong turns, […]

The new Dive 4D experience at the Mary Rose Museum

On the evening of the 30th March I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the new Dive 4D experience at The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth. I first visited the Mary Rose in the late 1990s when I was doing my A Levels. At the time, the wreck was still constantly […]

Day trip to Southampton: history hunting (part 2 family)

Our visit to Southampton this half term was a fun day out exploring the history of the area as described in my part 1 blog post. But we also took time to look for places that have a family history connection for me. My dad’s paternal grandparents and ancestors lived and worked in Southampton. On […]

Day trip to Southampton: history hunting (part 1)

Yay! Half term at last (a week later than most other people!) We spent a windy but wonderful day in Southampton, exploring the past. We began at Bargate which was the main entrance to the city in Norman times, before exploring more of the historic walls. Zach has been learning about castles and fortifications this […]