Basingstoke, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Woolworth

I use to spend some of my summer holidays with my lovely nan. She lived in a house called Swimbrook, it was up Kempshot Lane. It was pulled down years ago. She used to take me to Woolworths to buy a scrapbook and glue - we ...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

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