If you are downsizing your house, or helping someone else with this arduous task, we are would be delighted to receive any item which is directly related to the Regiment – in particular papers and photographs as well as to specific objects, which are no longer needed and would otherwise be thrown away. If they are photographs or other papers, and you do wish to keep them and pass them on to a family member, could you please let us copy them to help improve our archive, and thus a more detailed knowledge of the Regiment?
This gourd, made from possibly a squash, comes originally from Minorca and was probably purchased as a souvenir by a soldier of the 37th Regiment when stationed in 1767. It has recently been generously donated to the Museum by the family in whose possession it has been for almost 250 years. It is one of the oldest object that we possess; we are most grateful.
We are a registered charity (No 272965) and rely heavily on the generosity of the General Public to help maintain and improve what is part of the history of the County of Hampshire. If you would like to make a donation to the Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum, please either send a cheque payable to the museum to Serle’s House, Southgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9EG or donate via our paypal account.