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Photo of Andover, The Union Workhouse, Junction Road 1906

Andover, The Union Workhouse, Junction Road 1906

Neg. 54627

Memories of Andover

Saturday Afternoon Shopping

I do remember Andover about this time. We lived in Tidworth at the time and my father had a car with petrol allowance as he was a Barrack officer. We went to Andover, ...Read full memory

Andover Town Station

Back in the 1950's my father was the signal man crossing keeper at the Andover Town signal box. Trains running from Andover Junction would travel down line to Southampton, ...Read full memory

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

Memories Of My Two Years

We spent two years in Andover, two of the children went to Eastfield School and one daughter was born there. If I remember right, I had to get the baby milk from a pub. I ...Read full memory

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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