Andover, The Union Workhouse, Junction Road 1906

Andover, The Union Workhouse, Junction Road 1906

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Memories of Andover

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 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

Saturday Afternoon Shopping

I do remember Andover about this time. We lived in Tidworth at the time and my father had a car with petrol allowance as he was a Barrack officer. We went to Andover, mum, myself and him every Saturday afternon and ...Read full memory

Winchester Street Quaker Burial Ground

This picture brings back childhood memories of the 1940s. Behind the wall on the left was a Quaker burial ground, a small grassy area on which one was free to stand upon.Opposite the wall were thatched ...Read full memory

A memory of Andover by Terry Clary

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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