Mayor's calendar of Winchester past

Prints of bygone Winchester form the basis of a calendar on sale in aid of The Mayor of Winchester's Charities.

The calendars, produced for the Mayor, Cllr Cecily Sutton, by the City Council's Design and Print Unit, are on sale at the Tourist Information Centre in the Broadway, Winchester, and the City's museums.

Costing £4.99, the calendars also have small modern-day photographs as close as possible to the original views, which date back to the early 1800's.

"The calendar gives a glimpse of what Winchester was like nearly 200 years ago and many of the views are still recognisable today," said the Mayor.

The Mayor has chosen four charities to support during her year in office - 

  • HOPE is the south's leading medical research charity that during the past 21 years has raised over £15 million in voluntary donations - every single penny of which has been used to support vital medical research projects. The money raised goes to fund research to fight disease; to tackle the underlying causes of ill health in our community; to find better treatments and, potentially, cures for conditions that affect every age group - from infant asthma to Alzheimer's dementia in our aged population - and many, many more conditions that affect each and every one of us. 
  • Multiple Sclerosis Winchester Branch, which offers advice, support and information on MS for carers and sufferers. It provides a much needed social club that meets monthly and organises outings, talks and events. There is also a separate young persons' MS group that addresses the needs of younger sufferers.
  • Samaritans Winchester Branch. Founded in 1985 the branch aims to provide assistance to people who are suicidal, despairing or in distress and thus reduce the incidence of suicide by providing a service primarily intended for the benefit of people in Winchester and the surrounding area. 
  • Colden Common Minibus, which is a service provided by the parish council and is available for any organisation or individual from the village. It has a seating capacity of 16 plus the driver and all seats have a full seat belt.

All residents of Colden Common whatever their age can make regular use of the weekly shopping trips to Winchester and Eastleigh and they tailor pick-up and drop-off points in the village to suit individual needs.