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A quarter of a century apart, this and the previous view of the High Street show how little it changed throughout the 20th century, with the exception of traffic problems and an increased number of tourists. Apart from the introduction of a pedestrianisation scheme and some new shop fronts, it remains much the same today.

Other Memories from Winchester

The boy in the photograph is my grandfather, Herbert Ward, who was born in Winchester in 1911.

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 building further down. At the station a long walk up the hill to school, the bakers shop just ...see more

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 Winchester’s favourite watering holes including the Eclipse Inn. The weather was a little ...see more

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 from the station I passed by the clock in the High Street shown in this Francis Frith view of ...see more

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