The previous post regarding the Cold War bunker resulted in a couple of people getting in touch. As a result, a few videos of the location have been sent in, one of which is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP64ZlvqLUI
Now converted into a youth music studio, there's not a great deal to see above ground of what was once Harnham's Cold War bunker, it all remains hidden underground. For more information and old photographs of the old bunker, click here: https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/news/harnham-bunker
An important timely point of interest to the passer-by.
Malmesbury House in the close has a very interesting past indeed. King Charles II lived here in 1665 after fleeing London to escape the plague and would address town from his window. It is also believed that Handel made his first English performance in its music room.
"The original site of the cattle market and a cross know as Barnwell Cross stood here. The market extended into the neighbouring streets." We know it was near this cross that a cattle market was held as far back as 1428 and records still recorded it as being held there in 1614.