Important Notice Regarding Delivery:

We have been advised by Royal Mail & Parcelforce that their delivery services will be disrupted by industrial action on the following dates: Friday 30th September 2022 and Saturday 1st October 2022 so this is going to disrupt the delivery of some orders.

Dibden Purlieu, Hampshire

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Dibden Purlieu, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Dibden Purlieu

Historic Maps of Dibden Purlieu and the local area.

Ths is the memory of my cousin, Audrey, aged 79. We were talking yesterday and she told me how, with her mother, she had travelled from Lancashire to see her father who was stationed in the area. They had to get permission to travel and she was allowed to visit the camp, where her father was an officer's batman; she would be given sweets! She remembers staying in Dibden Purleigh in a little cottage with no electricity and having to carry candles, going to bed. The lady was very kind to them.

I must have got a Saturday job with Sid as soon as I'd turned 13 in 1972-ish for £2 a day...I loved working for him. Fond memories of gents coming into shop with a pound note asking Sid to 'change' it for them - giving it to Sid who'd slowly ring no sale into the till, carefully place the note in, extract an identical one and give to customer - duly 'changed.' Another favourite was when they asked Sid to 'split' a fiver. He'd simply tear it in two and then calmly hand it back. What a great job!