Bishopstoke, The River Itchen c.1960
Memories of Bishopstoke, the River Itchen c1960
I spent a lot of my social time at the Anchor. Does anyone recal when the dart boards were made of wood and the landlord would leave them to soak in the river opposite. It somehow seemed so much deeper then. The landlord and his wife were Charlie and Dolly Raymond, such nice people. As with pub life then, there was always plenty of characters. Daisy and Vi Bell, Ken Cowerd, Matt Sharp, Gordon Nicoll, Dick Dowley, Bert and Vera Mills, Joe Luffeman to name but a few. The pub had a keen darts team of which I was one. And because Sunday lunch time, it was only open 12 to 2pm, if you never had your eye in, you would only get one or two games due to stiff competition. Once you had earned the trust, you were made ...Read full memory
G & G Wellman had the Anchor Inn before The Leigh Hotel.
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....