City of Winchester Trust
  • kingalf
  • cathedral
  • roundtable
  • westgate
  • guildhall
  • wolsey
  • stcross
  • library






Image Gallery Introduction

This image galleries contain copies of photographic slides, negatives and photographic prints held in the archives of the City of Winchester Trust. All these images have been included in a searchable online Gallery Content List. The images are organised into a number of logical galleries. When a gallery is accessed any of the images in the gallery can be shown, when browsing is completed use the Close Key at the top left of the gallery to return to this page. To date the collections included are:-


Hawkins Collection Hawkins Collection

.

This Collection was a bequest made by Graham Hawkins to the Trust in 1998. It consists of over 200 slides of Winchester scenes giving us evocative glimpses of life over 100 years ago. Graham J Hawkins (1934-1998) like his father, Charles, worked on the railways. He was born in Kingsclere District and moved to a railway cottage between the railway station at Chesil and Chesil Road. He joined the railway as a lamp-boy at Worthy Down Station, later moving to Winchester City, British Railways Southern Region. Here he worked in the parcel office, and was later promoted to ticket collector. He married Frances Lane in Winchester in 1965 and lived on Greenhill Road for most of his life. He was an active member of the Royal British Legion and also a keen railway enthusiast. He had no children and became well known for his illustrated talks on Winchester using the very slides that he bequeathed to the Trust. He also had a large collection of postcards of the City and is held in high esteem by those who remember him.

If the Image List is consulted it can be seen that 37 of the images in the Hawkins Collection were taken by WT Green (nom de plume for WT Greenland 1851-1921). Walter Thomas Greenland was born in Woodford, Northants, to Thomas (a curate at Towcester), and Martha. He had 4 brothers, all born at Wembaston, Suffolk where his father was vicar. By 1871 Mr Greenland senior was rector at Raithby, Lincs where 2 sisters and another brother were born. At this time WT was 19 years old and a student. In 1891 he was 39 years old and employed as a tutor of modern languages in Lincolnshire. However by 1901 he was living in Winchester at 28 Upper High Street. It was between January 1900 and November 1904 that WT sold 389 photos to Warrens the Winchester printers. He was paid 5 shillings for each photograph and Warrens used them to illustrate several books they published at this time. The 1911 Census records describe him as living at 27 and 28 Upper High Street. He was employed as a private tutor and unmarried. Mr Greenland died in Winchester in 1920, aged 69.


Winchester City Council Collection Winchester City Council Collection

This collection covers 138 photographs taken in the 1950's of buildings in Winchester. These buildings were earmarked for demolition in the mid 1950s, and in order to have a pictorial record of them, the city council had all the relevant streets and houses photographed. The original photographs are in an album held by the Hampshire Record Office ref. W/C5/10/23. The City of Winchester Trust (then the Winchester Preservation Trust), was formed in an effort to limit the destruction of these old buildings. Canon Street and St John's Street were saved by the Trust but most of the buildings in this collection were demolished.


Salmon Collection Salmon Collection


Henry William Salmon (1859-1940) ran a successful photographic business from number 77 High Street. This shop was opened in 1888 by HW. His son, Gilbert H Salmon joined the business in 1917, finally closing it down in 1966. HW was born in Reading and in 1901 lived at 81 High Street with his wife, four children and two servants. He died in Wokingham at the age of 80. During the early 1900s Messrs Salmon produced the 'Salmon Series'. This was a collection of several hundred photographs of which this gallery contains 65. Most of the Salmon Series were centred on Winchester's Cathedral and College, but there were also shots of Hursley, Romsey Abbey, and other, usually, religious buildings in the villages and towns around Winchester.


The Design Awards Collection Design Awards Collection

Since 1984 the City of Winchester Trust has conferred eleven batches of awards (including 2010) to the architects and designers of; new buildings, the renovation of old buildings, shop fronts and signs and any outdoor landscape or environmental project thought worthy of inclusion. The five categories of awards are: Award Winner, Commendation, Worthy of Mention, Entry and Rejection.

In 1984 it was decided that the panel of judges should comprise four Trust members, to be Chaired by an independent and prominent member of the design profession who lives outside Winchester. It was intended that the Trust members were chosen as representative of the diversity of the design world and of a wide age-range. This panel was to make the final and often difficult decision as to who was to receive these awards.

It was decided that the criteria for a winning entry should be a scheme that makes a lasting contribution to the City of Winchester and which displays a high standard of design, whilst positively demonstrating the character of Winchester.

All award winners receive a certificate, with the option to buy a ceramic plaque which can be mounted in a prominent location on the winning buildings.


Alan Weeks Collection Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks died aged 77 in March 2010. He bequeathed a collection of photographs,drawings, maps and journals to the Trust archives, from which this gallery contains images taken from his smaller sized and mounted prints, (there are 30 large colour photographs which are not included). Alan Weeks campaigned as chairman of the Winchester Residents Association on issues such as housing development, homelessness, traffic and health, but most vociferously against the M3 bypass first planned to go through the water meadows and then subsequently through Twyford Down.

Circa 1980 Council Planners proposed demolishing and rebuilding some or all of the houses in St John's Street. The Trust, or Winchester Preservation Trust as it was then, decided to do all it could to save this street of attractive brick and mortar, terraced houses as it had done in Canon Street in 1960. With the assistance of Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust, those houses in the worst condition (above the Old Barracks) were gutted, re-furbished, re-roofed and re-glazed thus saving them from demolition. Photographs 37-42 show these houses at various stages of repair in 1981.


Archive Boxes Collection Archive Boxes Collection

Since the inception of the ‘Trust Archives’ in 1983, when the City of Winchester Trust started using the present Heritage Centre; many photographs of Winchester have been collected from various sources (usually bequests). Some of these have been passed on to other archivists and others have remained. At the moment we have about 1,300 historical photographs, mostly kept in archival boxes made out of acid free card (hence the title of the collection). Although some of these photos are duplicates, there is still an interesting and varied assortment of which those included in this collection are (at the moment) a random selection.


Curtis Collection

All these photographs are from a collection taken by Mira Curtis, who lived at 14 Stoney Lane until she died in 2009. She bequeathed her photographic slide collection to the Oxfam Bookshop where she was a volunteer and Oxfam passed the slides to the Trust Archive.

Although Mira was not a member of the Trust she was obviously very concerned about conservation in the City because many of the pictures are of buildings about to be demolished or of sites being redeveloped. They are mostly from the 1970s and 1980’s.

The 12 boxes of slides have been recorded using Google Picasa and they are available on a free ‘winchestertrust’ website https://picasaweb.google.com/102443860221743639599/ where they can be viewed. The 'winchestertrust' site also includes some other recent collections.


Leaman Collection

This is a collection of over 1300 photographs mainly taken by Keith Leaman, the present City of Winchester Trust Chairman with some by others including Andrew Rutter. Some of the photographs were taken in the 1970s and 1980s, but the majority were taken in the 1990s. The photographs are of the historic core of Winchester. All the streets and roads within the line of the historic city wall have been included in this collection as well as some streets outside the city wall. The images for each street are in year order. In addition at the end of the collection are aerial views of the city centre and images taken during the building of the M3 close to Winchester.

This large collection has been divided into six seperate galleries. These can be accessed as follows:-

Leaman 1 Broadway to Durngate Place

Leaman 2 Eastgate St to Kingsgate St

Leaman 3 Little Minster St to St Clements St

Leaman 4 St Georges St to Southgate St

Leaman 5 Staple Gardens to Upper Brook St

Leaman 6 Upper High St to Motorway

The collection has been subdivided into the following street sub-sections:-


Broadway


Canon Street


Chesil Street


Chester Street


City Road


Colebrook Street


College Street


Culver Road


Durngate Place


Eastgate Street


Friarsgate Street


Great Minster Street


High Street


Jewry Street


Kingsgate Street


Little Minster Street


Lower Brook Street


Market Street


Middle Brook Street


Northwalls


Parchment Street


Peninsular Barracks Lower


Peninsular Barracks Upper


Roman Road


St Clements Street


St Georges Street


St James Lane


St Johns Street


St Michaels Street


St Peters Street


St Swithuns Street


St Thomas Street


Silver Hill


Southgate Street


Staple Gardens


Station Road


Sussex Street


The Castle


The Square


Tower Street


Upper Brook Street


Upper High Street


Union Street


Water Lane


Weir Gardens


Wharf Hill


Winchester Cathedral


Aerial Shots


Motorway


Access Instructions

The gallery is organised as a series of pages each showing 28 thumbnails of the images. Arrow keys allow the user to browse backwards and forwards through the pages of thumbnails and clicking the block between the arrows returns the user to this page. By clicking a thumbnail a seperate window is opened to display a larger copy of the image. Within this window are arrow keys that allow the user to browse directly through the larger images and clicking the block closes the window.


Trust News Back Issues & Annual Reports

In addition to the image gallery, there are also a series of Trust Publications, Back Issues of TrustNews and Annual Reports held on this web site.