Local Research Projects


Personal histories of local life

Audrey Evans (Tel. 023 9238 4883) and Peter Keat have now compiled and published nine booklets of local history and memories. Some of these are available from the Information Centre for £3 each.

In order of publication the titles are:

2015: Drayton Revisited, Drayton Memories

2016: More Drayton Memories, Drayton and Farlington and beyond

2017: Drayton Revealed, Drayton Echoes, Drayton Extra

2018: Drayton Final, The Drayton Observer

Some of these are now unavailable or in very short supply. We are interested in getting second-hand copies. Audrey and Peter are still interested in records of local history but do not intend to publish any more booklets.

 First World War : Battle of Jutland

Some additional information on U3A's research into local involvement in the Battle of Jutland is HERE.

At the Information Centre we have free copies of a new publication "Honouring Farlington's Fallen, 1914-1918". This is a joint project with various groups and individuals, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Solent Road School

Peter Keat has produced a new booklet called "Solent Road School Revisited". This uses archives and other contributions to illustrate the first 50 years (1925-1975) of the school's life and times.  Copies are available free at the Information Centre.

Farlington Milestone

HERE is some history and information about the missing milestone. We have tried without success to get it re-instated.