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Caption for Eastleigh, the Library c1960: Eastleigh Library, built in 1936, provided a welcome addition for the people of Eastleigh. It was well stocked with books, and soon became too small for the needs of the population. When the Swan Centre was built, the library moved to occupy a site on the first floor, since when the issue of books has increased and provisions for modern technology have made it a busy place. To the right of this picture can be seen houses in Archer's Road, part of the development of Newtown in c1910.

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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