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Caption for Winchester, Cathedral West Front 1909: Buried in the Cathedral is Izaak Walton, author of 'The Compleat Angler', who died at his son-in-law's house in the Cathedral Close in 1683. A commemorative window was placed near to his tomb as a gift from the fishermen of England and America.

Memories of Winchester

On Friday 15th & Saturday 16th May 2009, Winchester celebrated traditional and contemporary music, dance and song in venues all around the city. Many events featured Morris Dancing and took place in the High Street, the Square, on the Cathedral Green and inevitably in some of (...Read full memory)

May 2008, and the city of Winchester hosted a festival of music and dance, with the streets closed to traffic and thronged with entertainers, market stalls and happy crowds. I was part of the band playing for Whitethorn Morris at this event and enjoyed my visit to Winchester. As I walked (...Read full memory)

Considering I spent 5 years as a day boy at Peter Symonds' my memories are scant to say the least, probably the most significant was the Annual Founders Day service at the Cathedral, the covered passage from the High Street past the school outfitters by the Cross and into the precinct of the Cathedral, the majestic city hall (...Read full memory)

I started work at the Hampshire Chronicle offices in the High Street as a cub reporter in the early 1960's under the benign eye of Monica Woodhouse and news editor 'Jock' Coutts. It was a great place to be - we reported on every court from magistrates to assizes, every council from parish to county, we did (...Read full memory)

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