2015 Waterlooville, UK Bucket List

Bigneat Ltd is located in Waterlooville, Hampshire on the English Channel near Portsmouth.  This gives us a great opportunity to view Stevens & genealogy and some of the Bell history as well (but you are a Scot ;p).

Statue of Sir Walter Raleigh on the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

In 2006 a life-size bronze statue of Raleigh by sculptor Vivien Mallock was unveiled by the Duke of Kent and is positioned at the top of the village close to the church. The cost of £30,000 was met by British American Tobacco,[2] and was unveiled in the week when new anti-smoking laws came into effect in England and Wales.[citation needed]

Birth in East Budleigh is a small village in East Devon, England. The villages of Yettington, Colaton Raleigh, and Otterton lie to the west, north and east of East Budleigh, with the seaside town of Budleigh Salterton about two miles south.

Death/Incarceration - Tower of London

West Marches of Scotland were the ancestral home of the Bell Clan Border Reivers.

Lochmaben castle - in the west marches.

Borderers (particularly those banished by James VI of Scotland) took part in the plantation of Ulster becoming the people known as Ulster-Scots (Scotch-Irish in America). Reiver descendants can be found throughout Ulster with names such as Elliot, Armstrong, Beattie, Bell, Hume and Heron, Rutledge, and Turnbulls amongst others.

Reivers Week and the Duns Summer Festival - Duns Castle


Reivers Week and the Duns Summer Festival are marked with the crowning of the Wyndsome Maid of Duns, and the appointment of her attendants. As part of the historic tradition of the local area, Reivers Week is a high point in the local calendar, and apart from the historic rides and cavalcades, also features many other activities, including the pipe band, performances by the amateur dramatic society and the teddy bears picnic; all rounded off with a fantastic family ceilidh.

Falaise as it is sited today, probably came into being around the castle.

The town was the birthplace of William the Conqueror, first of the Norman Kings of England. The Château de Falaise (12th-13th century), which overlooks the town from a high crag (French: falaise), was formerly the seat of the Dukes of Normandy. Also, theTreaty of Falaise was signed at the castle in December 1174 between the captive William I, King of Scots, and the Plantagenet King of England, Henry II

Hey I got distracted but found this http://www.rome2rio.com/s/Rouen/London

it's a calculator for traveling between countries.  I could sneak over to Normandy. http://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/home/


1. Bath - Stonehenge

2. Portsmouth - Maritime History, Admiral Lord Nelson and King Henry VIII's Mary Rose

3. London - Greenwich Maritime Museum and Sir Walter Ralegh, Big Ben, Picadilly Circus, Tower of London (Bloody Tower)

4. Berkshire - Airard Fitz-Stephen land holdings and Windsor Castle, Frogmore House, Windsor Forest and Hearne's Oak.

5. Rouen - Joan of Arc and William the Conqueror's birth place in nearby Falaise.  Lineage of Rollo may have been connected to William.

6. Hastings - Battle of Hastings, River Wye, and the nearby entrance to Eurotunnel.

7. Bell Clan in Scotland -  Castle Lochmaben to Castle Dun, just south of Edinburgh. So much to do here it's probably a trip of it's own.