Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire’s Reception May 28th

It is usual, soon after all of the Hampshire Mayors and Chairmen, plus the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, have been inducted, for a reception to be held to meet the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan, and this is held at Serle’s House in Winchester.

Serle’s House, which is owned by Hampshire County Council, was built about 1732 and has had several owners, including the Army and the Ecclesiastical Authority of the County Council of Southampton and the Isle of Wight. It was also the residence of the Judges to the Quarter Sessions. It became the Headquarters of the Hampshire Regiments in 1881 and was aquired by Hampshire County Council in 2001.

The ground floor of the house is home to the Museum of the Hampshire Regiment and is well worth a visit by anyone interested in Military campaigns.

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