Bishopstoke, Montague Terrace c.1955
Memories of Bishopstoke, Montague Terrace c1955
Jacqueline Jackson, if you read this email me please firstname.lastname@example.org Would your great grandfather be a Harry Hann? He was the owner of Dorset Dairies next to my birthplace in Factory Road, Eastleigh. I went to school in Chamberlayne Road, Eastleigh in 1941-48 and Peter Symonds, Winchester in 1948-1953 with Harry senior's sons, Harry jnr and his older brother James (later Sir James, CEO of Scottish Nuclear and recently passed). Our family's Sunday walks took us up through Bishopstoke and into the woods, I recall the tip up that way during the war being full of Yankee scrap, comic books etc and of course the camp set up on the Rec in Eastleigh where we found countless discarded pennies. Well, enough for a ...Read full memory
I Have just found out that my great grandfather owned dairies in Bishopstoke and that Benny Hill worked for him. I am 61 now, and have lost the majority of older relatives, that there is so much I would like to find out, but no-one to ask. I was actually brought up in Nightingale Avenue, but my dad was a Stoke boy.
Montague terrace was home to many children. I remember the Allen's, John, June, Barry, Hazel, Ivan & Valerie. The White's, Maurice and Barbara, The William,s and Smith,s, Joan, Roy, Margaret, Jeffrey, and at least three younger ones. Plus Pauline Sollet, Valerie & Johnnie Butt. We all played in the road outside of Andrews Hardware shop. I was born on the top floor of that shop and my grandparents Harry and Lucy Andrews owned it. My mum was Joan who also lived and worked in the shop. We, the children, spent the summers paddling in the river which had a concrete base and was shallow in summertime. Us older ones would go down river a little and swin through 'the hole' well it came up to my chest if I walked ...Read full memory
Memories of Bishopstoke
I would like to get any e-mails from former class mates from the time I was a student there, I remember the bomb shelters that we used to go in and try to find our way out in the dark. We lived in Chandleford, the refugee camp. We left England in 1954 for USA. I must say that now at the age of 72 I miss Eastleigh and ...Read full memory
I remember Sunshine Corner in Spring Lane, where I would go to on Sunday Mornings and make pom poms on milk bottle tops, and sit on brightly coloured chairs and of singing; "Sunshine Corner, oh it's very fine it's for children under ninty nine all are welcome, seats are given free sunnny sunshine corner is the place ...Read full memory
Yes I remember getting chips from the chip shop when Mr and Mrs Pellerade had it - I knew Sandra and she had an older brother, Maurice. My friend, Sally Yarnold, lived just behind there in a cottage. We would often go paddling at Bishy beach at Riverside, but our main bathing place was at the ...Read full memory
I lived in Stoke Park Road near the woods about 1965-1974. Best years of my life I believe. I used to go into the woods to play with other kids from the area. Oh for having those days of my youth all over again....