Andover, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

My Early Home

My father was mill manager and a company director from 1937 to 1961, and we lived in the mill house. I was assistant mill manager from 1963 to 1967. My father ran the local Home Guard during the 2nd world war, and was in the ...Read full memory

A memory of Andover by James Andrews

My Beginning

I returned to Andover in August 2010 and was as excited as the day we left in November 1956 when my family decided we were going to Australia. 54 years is a long time and I think that my wife was surprised at how much I remembered ...Read full memory

A memory of Andover by John Abbess

Footpath To Rooksberry Mill

We lived at Anton Mill House above Rooksberry Mill on the River Anton. My father kept cattle during the war in a field below the level crossing and I had to cycle after school to pump water for them in the field. ...Read full memory

A memory of Andover by James Andrews