Headley Down, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Headley Down In My Youth

I remember Headley Down so very well in the war days, Wilsons shop and post office, Weavers bakery, the barber, Miss Farrant her cart and donkey, houses like Stagsdene long gone. Hardly a house on the Down when I was a lad, no roads, just negotiable tracks, Beech Hill club. Reg Obrien's coal business and the ...Read full memory

A memory of Headley Down by kennys1933

Beech Hill Corner

I remember this place so well, this is the bus stop I used to use from Mill Chase School. Many an ugly scrap would occur on the school bus with the kids from the Erie camp, I think that is one of the old army huts the families used to live. I lived at Ludshott Grove in the new houses opposite  the camp. I remember ...Read full memory

Childhood In The 1960s Early 1970s

I remember Beech Hill very well as I lived over Glayshers Hill from 1958 when I was 2 years old - we couldn't get up the hill in the winters back then and my dad would spend ages trying to get to work. We spent our childhood playing over Arford Common and the big old house at the top of the hill that ...Read full memory