Browsed by
Month: August 2017

Outing to Winchester and Bucklers Hard – Saturday 19th August 2017.

Outing to Winchester and Bucklers Hard – Saturday 19th August 2017.

Members of Kingswood History Society boarded their coach at 8.00am for a visit to Bucklers Hard, via Winchester.

Bucklers Hard is a unique 18th century village where warships for Lord Nelson’s navy were built. On site were the cottages that the workers lived in, a couple were open for viewing, giving an insight as to how people lived in the seventeen  hundreds, also, for us to look at was a museum which told the story of the warships built there.

We were also able to take a boat trip on the river Beaulieu, the only private river in the country, combined with a commentary on the history of the area and the abundance of wildlife that can been seen on its banks. We left at approx 5.30pm, arriving back home at 8.00pm.

The Society would like to thank Stephen and Sally Trinder of Grassroots Fund, also the  Quartet Community Foundation for making this outing possible. Finally, thank you to Ian of Chauffeur Hire Coaches and Mark our driver for helping to make our day out a memorable experience.