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
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:
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
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:
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?!
See also Fareham Past and Present...