Fareham 1828

Mike Bayliss writes about Fareham in 1828...

So, as the ether seems to have gone quiet for the moment, here are some gleanings that are not to do with Price's as such but relate to Fareham past.  I picked then up while researching my family history: they come from Pigot's Directory of Hampshire for 1828. 
 
We learn that
"Fareham is governed by a bailiff, two constables and two ale conners, who regulate all matters relative to weights and measures, &c…  It has an annual fair on 29th  June, for cheese toys, &c, and contains 3,677 inhabitants."
 
The ale connors were certainly kept busy, as we find there were a number of hostelries in the town, some of which may still be familiar to OPs:
 
INNS
Red Lion
White Hart
 
TAVERNS & PUBLIC HOUSES
The Bugle, Charles Mason
Castle in the Air, John Halley
Chequers, William Newman
Coach & Horses, Ann Dean
 
Transport was rather a different affair then - no buses, no trains, not even a tram.  There were mail and stage coaches to various parts, but we also find:
WATER CONVEYANCE
Portsmouth & Gosport – three times a day
Given the present congestion on the Fareham-Gosport road, perhaps this should be reintroduced!
 
What worries me most, though, is the following:
ACADEMIES
Budd, Miss (ladies boarding)
Draydon, Mr (gentlemen's boarding)
Harvey, Miss (ladies boarding)
Parker, Mrs (ladies boarding)
Sexey, George, (gentlemen's boarding)
Snow, Miss (ladies boarding)
So *where* is Price's School?!

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