Andover, The Union Workhouse, Junction Road 1906

Andover, The Union Workhouse, Junction Road 1906

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Memories of Andover

My Time Near Andover

WE were married in July 1966. As I was stationed at Middle Wallop, after our honeymoon in London we caught the train to Andover and stayed for 2 nights at the White Hart (is that ...Read full memory

My Early Home

My father was mill manager and a company director from 1937 to 1961, and we lived in the mill house. I was assistant mill manager from 1963 to 1967. My father ran the local Home Guard ...Read full memory

A memory of Andover by James Andrews

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

Andover Bus Station And Boys School

Please does anyone have information on Andover in the 1960s, in particular the bus station, the railway, McDougall's Flour and secondary boys school. Pleaes e-mail me - thanks. I used to live in Andover during my childhood - thanks if you can help. Stephen

A memory of Andover by Stephen Palmer

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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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