Andover, The Union Workhouse, Junction Road 1906

Andover, The Union Workhouse, Junction Road 1906

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Memories of Andover

My Time Near Andover

WE were married in July 1966. As I was stationed at Middle Wallop, after our honeymoon in London we caught the train to Andover and stayed for 2 nights at the White Hart (is that the name? Opposite the old bus station near ...Read full memory

1940 1947

I moved to Andover in 1940 with my mum and sister, to live with my grandparents, my dad was all over the place in the RAF. My grandad owned a riding stable in Anton Road, towards the town. The side of the stable building had a huge ...Read full memory

A memory of Andover by Peter Carragher

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

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

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History

Having opened in 1836, the Union (workhouse) offered a harsh regime until the abolition of the Poor Law in 1929. In 1948, St John's Hospital for the aged and infirm came on site. A girls' hostel was added in 1972, and sheltered housing for the elderly was built in 1982. That year the hospital moved to Charlton Road and Cricklade College took overe the workhouse as classrooms. From 1998 the old buildings were converted to private flats, and by 2001 a large number of private houses and flats had been built for sale on the rest of the site.

This is an excerpt from Andover Photographic Memories, by John MacDonald

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