Blackwater, Bridge 1901
Memories of Blackwater
Hello, If you know about this place please add your history, I live in Beech Drive which is in the grounds of old Park House, A30, we understand it had tennis courts and a drive from the A30, its boundery is with the Frogmore Park estate and a large house at the corner of A30-Rosemary Lane, more later.
I am not from Blackwater but my great, great Grandfather, John Cranham bought Harthover House in 1854 and lived there with his family for a few years..He was a builder..
My memory of Blackwater started when I was 14, for those of you who don't know what the Old Manor was, it was a transport cafe, which stood on what is now a supermarket site, on the right, at the junction with Rosemary Lane. In the late 1950s it consisted of coach seats to sit on, and single light bulbs, but in the early ...Read full memory