Fareham in General Reviews
Newest Review: ... a few. An extension to the mall, taking up the carpark where the market is held on Mondays, has been in the offing for years, and rumour has it that John Lewis will lease one of the larger units. This addition will make Fareham into one of the hugest shopping areas in the South: the town already vies with nearby cities Portsmouth and Southampton and has a vast catchment area of shoppers. Outside the mall, modern sculptures have been created with some millennium money. They are spindly iron and wood structures, that refer to Fareham's glorious role in the i... more
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by - written on 17/01/01, updated on 17/01/01 (Very useful, 1333 readings)
If you like soulless commercialism, run-down creeks, burgeoning housing estates and pubs full of underage louts, then Fareham is the place for you. I'll try to be as objective as I can. My qualifications for writing about Fareham are: a Brownie badge in Fareham's local history... oh, and 15 years of growing up in the place. Settlements have been traced in this area as far back as the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. By the 13th century, Fareham had been promoted from "Manor" of the Bishops of Winchester to "Borough" status, which permitted mercantile rather than simply agricultural activity. Not just a market town, but a small port developed ... Read the complete review
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