Local History

This page gives brief examples of the kind of research I undertake which can be covered by the umbrella of Local History.

  • . Articles written for Dorset Life, including 'Curiosities of Christchurch' and 'Christchurch Pubs'.
  • . The Millennium Trail (co-authored) -18 Blue Plaques and accompanying guide written for The Christchurch Local History Society.
  • . The History of Druitt Gardens: manuscript available for consultation in the Red House Museum.
  • . A variety of town walks.
  • . A variety of local history talks.
  • . A long record of campaigning to save threatened local buildings (I am a member of SAVE Britain's Heritage).
  • . Contributions to the Local History Room at Christchurch Library, including lengthy transcriptions.
  • . The history of Tutton's Well.
  • . And much, much more!

Please feel free to contact me if you have a commission you would like to discuss.

Illustrations of Interest

Below are some examples of historic interest.

Sue Newman | Christchurch Banknote  | Click to enlarge

A Christchurch Bank Note

Sue Newman | An Early Christchurch Theatre Poster | Click to enlarge

An Early Christchurch Theatre Poster

Sue Newman | A Book on Christchurch Smugglers | Click to enlarge

A Book on Christchurch Smugglers

Sue Newman | An 1867 Christchurch Almanac | Click to enlarge

An 1867 Christchurch Almanac