Andover, The Union Workhouse, Junction Road 1906

Andover, The Union Workhouse, Junction Road 1906

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Memories of Andover

King's Head

I think this must be the original building of the King's Head at 22 London Street. The sign to the right says "R.G. Cable Carpenter". Ralph G Cable was a carpenter and wheelwright at 20 ...Read full memory

A memory of Andover by david.fisher26

Warm Days Away

I lived with my father, an officer in the Air Force, and my mother and brother in a good solid house on the Air Force base in Andover. I went to Portway Primary School by the airforce ...Read full memory

A memory of Andover by Vicky Burnett

Childhood Yrs, Enham Alamein, 1940s

Hi to anyone still left that remembers my grandads bakery behind George Brights bicycle shop. he made the best doughnuts ever, my uncle ted and daisy ran the farm at the ...Read full memory

A memory of Andover by Terry Cleverley

Winchester Street Quaker Burial Ground

This picture brings back childhood memories of the 1940s. Behind the wall on the left was a Quaker burial ground, a small grassy area on which one was free to ...Read full memory

A memory of Andover by Terry Clary

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About this photo

Having opened in 1836, the Union (workhouse) offered a harsh regime until the abolition of the Poor Law in 1929. In 1948, St John's Hospital for the aged and infirm came on site. A girls' hostel was added in 1972, and sheltered housing for the elderly was built in 1982. That year the hospital moved to Charlton Road and Cricklade College took overe the workhouse as classrooms. From 1998 the old buildings were converted to private flats, and by 2001 a large number of private houses and flats had been built for sale on the rest of the site.

This is an excerpt from Andover Photographic Memories, by John MacDonald

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