This work is written entirely by village people and reveals how they see themselves. They have supported their descripition and explanations of how the community functions with numerous photographs of residents in action within the many social units operating in this geographic location. In Hampton, residents who work locally or are retired and others who commute to neighbouring towns and cities intermingle freely, and enjoy together the many sports and social activities on offer. Everything suggests an integrated community having many internal facilities and being within easy reach of urban amenities in the nearby cities and towns. This book records activities within the village at the end of the 20th century, and is aimed at providing information for both the present population and for future generations of historians and others. Other changes will coem about, but Hamptonians today have every confidence that village life will go on and that many institutions and activities recorded here will continue and expand in harmony with new developments to come.