Alverstoke, The Crescent 1898

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This handsome crescent dates back to 1826 and was originally intended to be part of a seaside resort known as Anglesey, developed by the Marquis of Anglesey. Note the Anglesey Family Hotel on the right. Various other 19th- century buildings survive, but the ambitious scheme never reached fruition and Alverstoke, once a small village on the Haslar Creek, was eventually swallowed up by Gosport.

Memories of Alverstoke

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

Duncan Black

I used to come to Alverstoke with my mother, father and sister to visit my great aunt May Mackie from 1953-1970's. I used to love playing mini golf here with my family. I lived in Alverstoke for a year when we first arrived back from Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) in !953 and lived with my Grandmother Mrs Violet Isabel Black. My ...Read full memory

A memory of Alverstoke by blackduncan

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