Venerable Victorian Voices by Philip Humphrey

Cover of Venerable Victorian Voices by Philip Humphrey

Venerable Victorian Voices explores the birth of parish magazines during the Victorian period with particular emphasis on the Odiham Parish Magazine, launched in 1892 and still in print today. Fast Victorian clipper ships, the Australian Gold Rush, the frontier life style, Gloucester Cathedral, All Saints Church and Odiham all feature in the book. Equally the joys and tragedies that punctuated the lives of priest and parishioner alike are chronicled together with a wealth of period illustrations. This book is in some ways an adventure story but it is also a well researched academic review of the Victorian parish magazine genre in all its rich glory beautifully presented in a hard back book to treasure.



Pathfinders for Patients (OHCTF), Registered Charity 1048443

Venerable Victorian Voices is based on research spanning three years and Philip has worked with local people, universities and contacts around the world. His decision to again donate to charity the full cover price of every copy sold will not surprise those who know him. If you enjoyed A Century of Colt Hill and Odiham Originals you will enjoy Venerable Victorian Voices too.

Dr I J Goold LRCP, MRCS, MBBS, DRCOG, DCH (President)


I trust that readers will take great pleasure from this book and recognise Philip?s sterling efforts in assembling such a wealth of material.

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Puttnam CBE (Chancellor, The Open University)


An engaging book that will provide a lasting legacy for future historians.

Dora Dingwall, MA (Hons) (Oxon)



ISBN 978-0-9570781-4-7 11.99 pub Nov 2013 HB 80pp 34 b/w illustrations