Andover, The Railway Station 1900

Memories of Andover


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)

I returned to Andover in August 2010 and was as excited as the day we left in November 1956 when my family decided we were going to Australia. 54 years is a long time and I think that my wife was surprised at how much I remembered because I was only 12 when we left. If you know "Black Swan Yard" there is a small shop there (...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

So many memories, where to start? I was born 1961 and grew up in The Crescent, just off Weyhill Road.......the rattling trains full of gravel making the house shake, the outside toilet (visits in the middle of the night in winter were at olympic record level), Mrs Mabeys apple trees...scrumping i think it was called! (...Read full memory)

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