Local Wantage History by Trevor Hancock

Trevor Hancock from White Horse Ancestors is a local, family and military historian based in Wantage who works closely with the Vale and Downland Museum.

Trevor writes a regular Local History page for the Wantage Herald and here are several of his articles that are published on the Herald’s website:

History of Wantage Baptist Chapel in Gaston Lane

A History of Wantage Recreation Ground

The Military Hero who Carved King Alfred for Wantage


During Lockdown, Trevor started a Vlog (Video Blog) entitled “Tales of Old Wantageusing photos mainly from his own collection and from that of the Vale and Downland Museum. Many thanks to the latter for allowing them to be used. Production of the video, with photos, music and text, is by Howard Hill from wantage.com


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