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Caption for Eastleigh, the Eagle Building, Leigh Road 1951: Here we have a close-up of the Eagle Building, so called on account of the 8ft-wide eagle in terra-cotta placed at the top. Built by William Wallis at the turn of the century it was a remarkable feature in a town of only about 5000 people. It was acquired by Woolworths who, sad to say, were given permission to demolish the three central sections in order to expand. The two outside structures can still be seen.

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

Memories of Eastleigh

I spent my first years at 115 Leigh Rd and then moved across the road to 38-40 Leigh Rd-right across from Nutbeem Rd. I remember Stanley Brehaut the photographer. I went to Barton Peveril and then on to Loughborough to run for their athletics team before leaving for the US and now living in Tampa Florida. If anybody remembers me (...Read full memory)

I lived in Chandler's Ford but went to school in Eastleigh. First to Cranbury Road and later North End Secondary. Remember the Library well, a small children's section, couldn't wait until I was old enough to use the adult section, so many more choices. The bandstand was in the park. On summer weekends bands (...Read full memory)

I was born at 247 Cranbury road Eastleigh on 12 December 1944 and stayed there with my parents, Jack and Tess Norton and my younger brother Richard, until 1963 when I left to join the Royal Engineers. Every family was struggling in those post-war years with conditions that could be best described (...Read full memory)

I remember HIllikers very well as my grandparents, LIly and Cecil Hayter, lived next door in number 65. I also remember the fresh fish shop, I believe it was called Bayliss', and across the road and round the corner was 'Blackies', Mr Blackman's sweet shop. He made delicious ice cream.

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