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Caption for Eastleigh, Miniature Golf Course, Fleming Park c1955: From the start in 1895, successive councils have sought to provide facilities for recreation. In 1929 the council negotiated the purchase, at a very reasonable figure, of a large area of land owned by the Fleming family, who were the patrons of North Stoneham, and it was named Fleming Park. The pavilion in this picture was built together with a rose garden and a fountain, all perfectly managed by Harry Thornton, the ideal groundsman. In the foreground is a miniature golf course. The row of houses is in Passfield Avenue, so named after a Labour Party peer of the time.

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

Memories of Eastleigh, Miniature Golf Course, Fleming Park c1955

Yes, I remember this place very well. There was a fishpond just outside of the pavilion with koi and goldfish. Broken paving slabs were all around the perimeter of it, so that you could not fall in!! This was around 1960 ish and every Sunday about 4.00pm, on the other side of the building was room where we youngsters would (...Read full memory)

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