Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bishop's Waltham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

'Old Wood' From 1800's

I own 2 pieces of oak furniture which my great grandfather made from the old ruins of the Palace. They lived in Bishops Waltham and I believe (informed by my father of 87) his family owned 2 local mills.

The Grapes, St Peters Street,1871

My grandmother, Elizabeth Ann Higgs, was widowed in 1869, when her husband, John Russell Higgs, was drowned at sea. Her brother Silas Short was working at the brickyard in the town so she and her 2 children, Annie and Arthur (my father), moved to Bishops Waltham to be near him. Elizabeth ran the ...Read full memory

Chip Shop @ The Mafeking Hero

I grew up in Waltham and have many memories of my years spent there. I loved this picture because I lived on Ridgemede , which was just down the road from the pub & we used to go and get fish & chips from the chip shop on a Saturday evening. The chip shop was in the part of the pub that extends out, with the black little door! Nice little trip down memory lane