Basingstoke, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Fairfields Infants

I went to Fairfields Infants in the years 1951-53, and can remember hearing of the death of King George VI in February 1952. My sister (a year older) was there too. We each received the book "Elizabeth Our Queen" soon ...Read full memory

Butler's

Pretty sure that Butler's was the "approved" dealer for local school uniforms - certainly I got fitted out there for my Queen Mary's Grammar School uniform in 1959. Barry Howard

Secondary Modern

I went to Fairfields in 1956 until 1961 and it was a Secondary Modern school then, and the infants were at the bottom end. I believe it was turned into a junior/infants school after that as most went to Charles Chute School which was brand new.