Alverstoke, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Alverstoke and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

St Francis' Church

This little church was called St Francis' and was linked with St Mary's Alverstoke (where I used to go in the 1960s and 1970s). St Francis' was attached to the Children's Home, where Oliver McFarlane who worked on the BBC programme "Blue Peter" had been a resident. There used to be a little fountain in the middle of the pond outside St Francis, with a statue of that saint.

Bury Hall

I have a few illustrations of Bury Hall (I'll have to dig them out!). I'm descended from the Purvises. You can contact me by email, my address is genealogy at dunning dot plus dot com.

Broken Arm

My little brother broke his arm while playing by the church, as a big gust of wind picked him up and blew him into the wall, believe it or not.

A memory of Alverstoke by Gail Sales