OK, it’s not actually a sport as such, but in terms of competitions we’d like to attend, we’d rate this above Wimbledon, the Olympics, or even the Gloucester Cheese Rolling. The Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition is everything we love in a sporting event. It’s nail-biting, it’s hotly contested, it’s got sausages and it’s wrapped in pastry!!
Portsmouth FC can lay claim to one quirky sporting record. They have been the longest holders of the FA Cup. Portsmouth were the champions when the competition was suspended because of the outbreak of WWII. ‘Pompey’ were actually to hold the title for a record 7 years.
Things to have been invented in Hampshire include; the Spitfire, hovercraft, umbrellas, fish fingers and England!
Alfred the Great invented the concept of a single kingdom ruled by one king that would later become England. Alfred had to fight off the Vikings first, in fact at one point his army were so badly beaten he had to live in a swamp with a handful of followers. He stuck at his task and created his vision, however it was his grandson Athelstan who became England’s first official king.
Locally produced Hampshire sparkling wines have been crowned ahead of French champagne in a number of international wine competitions. Yep, you can keep your Moet & Chandon, we’ll stick to Hampshire bubbly thank you very much!
Winchester is one of a number of Hampshire towns to have been voted the ‘Best Place to Live in the UK’, at various time. It’s little wonder with, miles of beaches, a warm climate, two national forests, higher than average life expectancy and not forgetting some of the best fish and chips on the planet!
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the first Sherlock Holmes novel while living in Southsea, Hampshire. Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and Ken Russell were all born in Hampshire. John Keats, Flora Thompson, Edward Thomas, Neil Gaiman and Ian McEwen all lived in the county.
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See the latest Ofsted reports and scores for Hampshire schools HERE.
Whether you’re new to the county, moving within Hampshire or heading further afield, Armishaws local, UK and international Hampshire removals are the number 1 choice. Leaders in eco-friendly removals, we offer unrivalled customer service creating bespoke packages for every client. All our removals include uniformed crews, free box recycling services and we use recycled materials for every move. Members of the British Association of Removers we also offer greater levels of financial protection and operate under a strict code of conduct. As a family run company, we’re proud that our clients rate us so highly on Trustpilot, with Armishaws your move is in safe hands.
Offering fine coastline, stunning countryside, industry, technology and particularly good food-life, Hampshire has something for everyone. There are plenty of galleries and museums to enjoy, historic houses (including Highclere Castle, the real life setting of Downton Abbey). Bookworms can explore the homes of Charles Dickens and Jane Austen. Artists will find endless inspiration from the rich fauna, flora and incredible views including golden sands, wild ponies and parks.
Hampshire played a vital role in the D-Day landings and has a proud naval heritage, from Sir Frances Drake to the defence of the Falkland Islands. The Titanic that set sail from Southampton with a number of locally based officers, crew and passengers.
There are excellent commuter links to London, Brighton, Chichester and access to the Isle of Wight. Sailing is a big part of Hampshire life, while areas such as Basingstoke and Aldershot have both military connections and tech firms. Hampshire is also a very green county with leading ideas in eco-friendly living. It’s no wonder so many people are looking at Hampshire removals and starting their relocation.
Here are a few of our favourite days out in the very busy county of Hampshire;
Helping to protect, research and educate, covering a number of native and endangered species and care for injured birds, the Hawk Conservancy Trust if a great day out.
Home to Peppa Pig World, Paulton’s park is the perfect day out for families. Knuckle-whitening rides, shows, play areas, animals and even dinosaurs! Perfect for big kids too!
Nelson’s flagship is one of the many attractions at Portsmouth’s historic dockyard that also includes the Mary Rose. We recommend the harbour tours to see more.
One of the UK’s leading zoos, Marwell is at the front of the global effort to help protect endangered species. Spread over 140 acres the site is home to 140 different species.