Historic Havant - in pictures | Nostalgia

Welcome to Hamafunta – the spring of Hama – and a vital trading crossroads.

Wednesday, 22nd September 2021, 7:16 pm
Havant railway station, 1906. Picture: costen.co.uk
Havant railway station, 1906. Picture: costen.co.uk

… at least that’s what Havant was known as about 935AD.

It referred to the spring to the south-west of St Faith’s churchyard and a settlement was made at the crossing point of tracks from the downs to the coast and another east–west along the coast.

These pictures from our archive are a little more up to date.

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Wagonettes in West Street, Havant. Picture: Ralph Cousins collection.

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Civic procession, West Street, Havant, 1900. Picture: Havant Museum
Alfred Edwin Stallard, the Havant architect who designed the White Hart pub and many other buildings in Havant, with wife Ellen and children Reg and Kath dated January 5, 1901, and taken on Mr Stallard's 40th birthday. Picture courtesy Tim Stratton Clarke.
Langstone Mill, 1900. Picture: Havant Museum