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 School

Is this caption right? 42064 seems right - this is the Board School established under Act of Parliament. I believe that John Arlott went there, and Ruth Ellis. My children went there, both as Infants (nearest building) and Juniors (up to age 11) between 1973 and ...Read full memory

A memory of Basingstoke by C W

Farfields School

I suspect either caption "Basingstoke Boarding School" or "Fairfields School" is correct, depending on your time period. I attended this school in the 1960s & 70s when it was aan ordinary (non-boarding) Infants & Junior school called Fairfields, and yes I remember Mr. Thomas, the headmaster, as an authority to be feared. ...Read full memory

A memory of Basingstoke by Colin Moden

Fairfields School

I attended Fairfields "school", and I use that term loosely, in the early 1960s. I have nothing but bad memories that have haunted me for 50 years! The only pleasurable memory I have of the school is hearing a new singing band being played in the schoolyard on a portable record player by a few girls, it was 1964 and it ...Read full memory

A memory of Basingstoke by Barry Elton