This village calendar opens up to portrait A3 size. The top half has a 2-by-1 photograph accompanied by history notes and thumbnail bygone photos. The bottom half has a monthly calendar with plenty of space for appointments.

The Calendar is on sale NOW at

    ~ Chilbolton Village Shop and Mayfly Public House (Testcombe)

Last few remaining - price reduced to £5.

Places featured in 2018:

 Chilbolton:

Anstey Cottage

Chilbolton Common

Old Inn Cottage

St Mary the Less Church

The Cart House

Watch Cottage

 Wherwell:

Andover Lodge

Bickerstaffe

Dancing Ledge

Moonflower Cottage

Tadley Cottage

War Memorial

JANUARY - Old Inn Cottage, Chilbolton 

The Common was sold to Chilbolton Parish Council by the Church Commissioners in 1954. The conveyance states “in consideration of the sum of £50 firstly all those pieces of common land containing an area of 48.422 acres or thereabouts and known as the Village Green and Chilbolton Common and secondly all or any other pieces of waste or commonable land situate within the said Parish of Chilbolton.

The stretch of Common in front of the original New Inn (now Old Inn Cottage) was the village cricket pitch. One of the last publicans was Mr. Thomas Waterman. The Inn was sold at public auction in 1926 as a private residence. In 1922, Strong & Co. of Romsey purchased the site of today’s Public House, on land where the former post office and blacksmith's shop stood. This second ‘ New Inn’ became the Abbots Mitre in 1969.

 Old Inn Cottage (centre) on Chilbolton Common Cricket Team outside Old Inn Cottage, 1919

VILLAGE HISTORY CALENDAR 2018

On Sale NOW
Price reduced to £5
at Chilbolton Shop

200 Years of Gurkha History

January 19th (2018), 8pm
Talk by Gavin Edgerley-Harris
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