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)

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 (...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)

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