photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
laine | all galleries >> Galleries >> People 2004-2019 > High Street Alton
previous | next

High Street Alton

Alton first appeared in national history in the month of July 1101. When William Rufus died in 1100 one of his brothers became King Henry I of England. Another brother became Robert, Duke of Normandy. The two soon quarreled and Robert invaded England. In July 1101 the two sides made a treaty at Alton and Robert went back to Normandy.

By the late 13th century Alton had grown into a small market town. To us it would seem tiny, with a population of only a few hundred but settlements were very small in those days. In 1307 the king granted Alton the right to hold a fair. (In the Middle Ages fairs were like markets but they were held only once a year and they attracted buyers and sellers from a wide area). Through the centuries Alton was a busy little town and its main industry was weaving. In the Middle Ages many pilgrims passed through Alton on their way to Canterbury.

Canon EOS M
1/2000s f/2.2 at 22.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium large auto
Graeme25-Nov-2015 22:46
Lots of different shops in this street scene.V
bill friedlander25-Nov-2015 21:42
Lovely street scene with charming store fronts and nice paving stones in the road and sidewalk. V
hamery18-Jul-2015 15:24
Liven street scene , colorful and a quiet town; Love the composition u have captured here, Laine. BV
Buz Kiefer17-Jul-2015 15:08
Lovely street scene and a fascinating history. Nicely composed. Laine. Vote.
Dave Petersen Photography17-Jul-2015 12:41
Beautiful perspective and a well selected vantage point for this capture. I like how the green sweater stands out in this image. The reflections on the left side are also very nice in this well seen composition. Voted
Guest 17-Jul-2015 04:07
Commenting on this page requires full PBase membership.
Please login or register.