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Caption for Eastleigh, the Town Hall c1960: The Urban District Council of 1895 needed a home, and in 1899 the council offices were built and occupied. In 1928 it was decided to add a town hall and modify the western end of the building. The new part is at the left-hand side of the picture; it was a popular place for all sorts of community activities. Beyond the town hall there is a glimpse of the trees surrounding the recreation ground. It is very sad that many of the trees on the right were felled by the gales of 1987.

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

Memories of Eastleigh, the Town Hall c1960

I remember getting really excited about putting on a 'performance' at the town hall, when I was around 6 til about 9. We did singing, tap dancing and acrobats, the latter being my best, as I was double jointed (hyper mobile). On the night of the performance my mum, nanny Till, and auntie Gwendoline would be in (...Read full memory)

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