When I came up with the idea of Locality, getting to know the local area, I was really only looking at the coastline between Hurst Castle and Hayling Island. I now acknowledge that was too limiting. What I really should have done was include Hampshire from the outset. Whilst it is probably a bit late I am taking steps to rectify that.
It’s not that there isn’t much history in the area I defined, it is absolutely stacked with it. But I have to confess to a curiosity about the rest of Hampshire. Hence I’ve bought yet another book; A history of Hampshire by Barbara Carpenter Turner. Now, it only arrived yesterday, so I haven’t had a chance to look at anything more than the table of contents. Now, it is a reference book, but I do intend to have a read through.
Now, the problem is that I have a notional reading list. At the moment that includes The photography workshop and the Lives of Lee Miller, the photographer and the History of the photograph. I’m going to change the list and put the winchester book in early, indeed I am soo keen to have a good look at it that I may start the odd page here and there perhaps as my breakfast book.