The Inns and Outs of Romsey's History

Mike Curtis takes a look at historical Hampshire.

On a cold, dark evening when most people would be found in the warmth of their homes, a group of people sit around tables in Romsey, Hampshire studying and discussing the local tithe award.

The people are members of the Lower Test Valley Archaeological Study Group and their studies are turning out to play an important part in tracing the modern history and development of the town. Known locally as LTVAS, the Group has grown and expanded since its beginnings in 1973 to take in people living in the nearby villages of Nursling and Wellow, where there are also active history groups. LTVAS has used its archaeological and historical activities and discoveries in tandem to enlarge their understanding of Romsey.

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