Bishop’s Waltham, about ten miles east of Southampton, is known as a small town but many still think of it as a village. Indeed it was the winner of ‘Southern England in Bloom 1998’ in both Small Town and Best Kept Village categories. It is a nice place to live but has known a hard life, when, to make ends meet, the women went stone picking, pea picking and strawberry picking.
There was a railway station but this has now gone to make way for a road across the Pond. There were also two brickyards employing many local men. There are now two good council schools in the village, three churches and a Gospel Hall, the Women’s Institute, cricket and football teams and a youth club.
Bishop’s Waltham House is a home for the frail built-in ideal surroundings. The Priory was a seminary run by the White Fathers; after it was sold it became a police college. Cromwell knocked down the Bishop’s Palace; the ruins still remain and are a great attraction. The Pond provided fish for the Palace but now the Fishing Club has taken over and fish themselves. There are a number of footpaths where one can escape from the busy roads. The old railway track is now a public footpath, thanks to the Bishop’s Waltham Society who worked hard to make this possible.
The village information above is taken from The Hampshire Village Book, written by members of Hampshire Federation of Women’s Institutes and published by Countryside Books.
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A standard tint job covers all windows behind the driver’s seat. We also offer a clear UV / smash protection film that can legally be fitted onto the front windows. View our Protection & Safety page to learn more.
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For a very subtle look
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- Yes, this will still make your front windows totally illegal if applied.
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20% VLT (shades 80%)
The best option for most vehicles.
You can just about see silhouettes through the film and don’t give too much of a contrast against the ‘clear’ front doors.
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This is an extreme blackout tint, recommended for maximum privacy.
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