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Caption for Eastleigh, Leigh Road c1960: We are now in the centre of Eastleigh; in fact, we are looking from the station along Leigh Road, originally a farm track but steadily improved and extended as the town grew. All the main banks are situated here. The National Provincial (left) has become NatWest; the Midland is next door, now HSBC; and the tall building on the right was originally the Wilts and Dorset Bank, which became Lloyds in 1914. The building has been completely rebuilt. The smaller Barclays Bank, seen here on the right, is still next to Lloyds, but has gone round the comer out of sight.

An extract from Around Eastleigh including Chandler's Ford, Bishopstoke and Botley Living Memories.

Memories of Eastleigh, Leigh Road c1960

I worked at the office between 1958 and 1962 under the managers, W T Jones (not my favourite manager) and Mr Reg Virgo, who really set me on my banking career. I worked variously as cashier and security clerk. Others on the staff were Mr Douglas Atterbury (Senior Clerk) and Mr A T Williams (...Read full memory)

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