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Broadstone, Dorset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Cordite Factory And Broadstone

Hallo, my grandfather Frank Sherwood worked at the factory in 1939, and the family lived in the Broadstone area. Does anyone have any memories to share about the factory of the Sherwoods?

A memory of Broadstone by Sally Preece

Happy Days!!

I moved to Broadstone with my parents at the tender age of 2, and we lived in Sidney Road, off York Road. It was 1950, and ,of course there was no Waterloo Estate at that time, so York Road ended when it came to the railway line and the tiny station of Creekmoor Halt. Most of the people using the station worked in the Cordite ...Read full memory

My Memories Of Broadstone

My earliest memories of Broadstone stem from about 1937 when I was five years old. We lived in Southbourne at the time and frequently went to Broadstone at weekends to visit my "aunt Flo" and her family who lived at Lower Blandford Road. She was my mother's sister and their children Roy and Rex Cannings were about ...Read full memory