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Caption for Andover, Grammar School c1950: From 1925, Andover Grammar was relocated about a mile from Church Close, off Croye Close, and combined with a mixed school. In 1974 the new school became John Hanson Comprehensive School. Now in 2001 it is to move to a new building with extensive playing fields at Floral Way.

An extract from Andover Photographic Memories.

Memories of Andover, Grammar School c1950

I attended Andover Grammar School from 1952 until 1956 and must admit that the swimming pool was my favorite part of the school. I have fond memories of the friends I made there, a lot of whom I am still in touch with. My father was a great angler and Mr. Dreghorn our geography teacher asked if anyone (...Read full memory)

This photo is significant to me since I attended this school in the late 1930s/early 1940s. I was a member of Hanson House and played football on the sports field to the right of the pool. I rode a bicycle to school from Weyhill. I was a volunteer student air raid warden at the school. The male students spent the night in the (...Read full memory)

I moved to Andover in 1940 with my mum and sister, to live with my grandparents, my dad was all over the place in the RAF. My grandad owned a riding stable in Anton Road, towards the town. The side of the stable building had a huge painted sign 'Reddings Riding Stables' and I spent many happy hours there mucking out and polishing (...Read full memory)

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