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Memories of Waterlooville
Long Time Ago
The double fronted building in the photo was the Queens Hotel. The building to its left is the Wellington pub, the Heroes stood on the corner of Hambledon Rd, and was moved the old doctors surgrery (Dr Cooper) oppisite Hulbert Rd. Went to Waterlooville Primary School and for a short while to what was known as the Tin Hut, and then to Cowplain.
The Passing of Trixie Olding.
Mabel (Trixie) Olding passed away on the 14th January 2012 at Two Beeches Nursing Home Wallis Road, Waterlooville at nearly 96 years of age. Prior to her being admitted to Two Beeches NH, Trixie lived for many years at Beechwood Avenue and Broadlands Avenue and in later years Homewater House, Hulbert Road. Trixie was probably one of the oldest remaining residents of Waterlooville with family connections to Waterlooville going back over 200 years. Trixie worked for Bishop's for many many years and during the War she worked for Wadhams in the finishing department making Spitfire tailplanes! She was a life-long member of the RAFA and British Legion associations and if anyone still remembers her a funeral service will be held at St. George's church at 11am Friday 10th February.
Ferndale And Cowplain
My wife and I had a new house built in Ferndale just off the Hulbert Road in 1959. Detached semi bungalow with three bedrooms and a garden backing on to Inhurst Woods and all for £3500. My goodness, how different for the younger generation today. I only needed £175 deposit for the mortgage. I worked for Wadhams who were the biggest employer in the area for a modest salary with the BMC car dealership and the coachworks specialising in ambulances. I would love to hear from anyone who worked for Wadhams between 1959 and 1964, or who lived in Ferndale Both our sons were born there and my memsahib of 53 years and I have great memories of the village. I lived there before marriage and lodged with Ernie and Sheila Saville in Morley Crescent Cowplain, and spent most of my hard earned money in the Cowplain Sports and Social Club.
My Early Years
I was born 1942 in a wool shop at 300 London Rpad, grew up in Stakes Wood, granny tree, blue bell woods etc. Idylllic childhood . I went to Stakes Hill Rpad primary school 1947 to 1953, Mrs Nelson my teacher. Elsie Patterson Pat and Christine Moat, Alan Barnet, Ernest Bow, Dave Fuller were some of my class mates. South Africa Lodge orphanage in Stakes Rpad. Couple of bomb craters. We used to fish in further along Stakes Road. Sweet shop corner of Stakes Road. Used to herd cows with Stuart Smith over cross roads. These are just a of my memories of Waterlooville at its best. Nigel Butlin
McLarens of Waterlooville
My great uncle Bob (Robert McLaren) had a corn-chandler's shop in London Road. Great grandfather Donald McLaren (Bob's brother) was Head Gardener at The Grange, Havant, where he lived with my grandmother Violet Pearl and the rest of his family. I can remember visiting Uncle Bob at his shop and staying with great auntie Viola in Stakes Road. I'm now 70! I would love to hear from anyone who has memories of those days, the late 1940s.
Grace And Bernard Larking
I am trying to find out exactly where in Denmead my great uncle and aunt lived from the forties to the seventies. The wooden bungalow was called Forest View and had a very large garden. They kept bees and every year when the honey had been bottled they had a party always referrd to " the bee do". Does anyone remember them?
The building with a clock tower on the right was the old Baptist church. It was knocked down in the early 1960s in order to widen the road (which was of course the main Portsmouth to London road in those days) and was replaced by the modern baptist church about half a mile further north along London Road (between Avondale Road and Billet Ave).
This is the original Heroes pub (double-fronted building on left of photo), named after the soldiers returning from the battle of Waterloo who set up camp at Waterloo having marched from Portsmouth docks on their way to London. It was near the junction with Hambledon Road and this photo is looking north. When the pub was knocked down, its replacement was build about 300 yards further north. Must have been round about 1960?