Petersfield, Station Road 1898

Petersfield, Station Road 1898

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Memories of Petersfield

Churchers Cadet Corps

Thinking of my time in the aforesaid Cadet corps I clearly remember an exercise on the Heath when we were playing soldiers. To make things realistic we were using thunderflashes. Unfortunately the weather was hot and dry with the result that the "bangers" set fire to the gorse and bracken and the exercise had to be abandoned. Red faces among the staff, great amusement among the cadets.

A memory of Petersfield by Denis Payne

Churchers College Petersfield

I was a at school as a boarder at Churcher's College from 1945 to 1951. The immediate post war years in England were a time of great hardship and rationing. I remember vividly the bad winter of 1947, when Heath Pond froze over and we all went ice skating on it. I remember the hilarious scenes of ducks trying ...Read full memory

Churcher's

This starts in 1938 when I was taken by my mother and ended up having tea with Bill Hogarth - Chinese tea, horrid. That September I started in Form One to be loudly proclaimed by Bill 'a dunderhead' as I could not understand Latin and most of the class had come through the prep school where it was taught. The result a hatred ...Read full memory

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History

This is the junction of Chapel Street with a now widened Tilmore Road. The cottage on the left still exists, although now substantially altered. The sign by the people on the footpath advertises Woods, Coal & Coke Merchants, later to become 'Punch' Mullard's builder's yard and presently, Spinningfield House flats.

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