Andover, The Union Workhouse, Junction Road 1906

Andover, The Union Workhouse, Junction Road 1906

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Memories of Andover

A Childhood Revisited

So many memories, where to start? I was born 1961 and grew up in The Crescent, just off Weyhill Road.......the rattling trains full of gravel making the house shake, the outside toilet (visits in the middle of the night ...Read full memory

A memory of Andover by Kim Burnett

King's Head

I think this must be the original building of the King's Head at 22 London Street. The sign to the right says "R.G. Cable Carpenter". Ralph G Cable was a carpenter and wheelwright at 20 London Street in the 1901 census. Charles ...Read full memory

A memory of Andover by david.fisher26

Fond Memories

This photo is significant to me since I attended this school in the late 1930s/early 1940s. I was a member of Hanson House and played football on the sports field to the right of the pool. I rode a bicycle to school from Weyhill. ...Read full memory

A memory of Andover by Peter Kent

Childhood Yrs, Enham Alamein, 1940s

Hi to anyone still left that remembers my grandads bakery behind George Brights bicycle shop. he made the best doughnuts ever, my uncle ted and daisy ran the farm at the top of the hill known as 'Shanghai ...Read full memory

A memory of Andover by Terry Cleverley

This photo is available to buy in a range of sizes and styles, including framed and on canvas.

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