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Caption for Winchester, St Cross Hospital, The Brethren 1928: Every now and again, the Brothers gather in the mid 14th-century Brethren's Hall for a feast of celebration called the Gaudy Lunch.

Memories of Winchester

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)

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)

This was a pub in Winchester near the train station. I used to go there around 1966 to 1972 ish. Wondering if anyone else remembers the place. I was at sea and spent many hours there whilst on leave. Philip duncombe.

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)

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