Andover, The Railway Station 1900

Memories of 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 the name? Opposite the old bus station near the canal and post office). We hired a flat on Weyhill Road and decided we must have a washing (...Read full memory)

I well remember the open air swimming pool where we used to go for swimming lessons from Norman Gate primary school as well as the open air pool at the Grammar School featured in one of your photos. However my first experience of swimming was in the River Anton. Where the river comes under the railway line, it comes (...Read full memory)

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, crossing the main road by the Odeon Cinema. We lived in a cottage at the level crossing just down the line at Rooksberry Crossing where my mother (...Read full memory)

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

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