Fleet Memories

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I was born and raised in the Fleet area. My dad (Leonard) had a shop in the High Street, and I used to be friends with Christine who lived at the very top of the High Street, her dad also had a shop. I knew this area well and I remember the milkbar where we went for milkshakes. We used to go to school in Farnborough by steam (...Read full memory)

My mother, Marline Eager, of 125 Clarence Road married my father, John Mcgonagal McKeeman. Marline's sister, Dourthy married John's brother William, the first and only double wedding in Fleet on 12th March 1952. They moved to Scotland for a short time and then returned to Fleet. Years later Woolworths was built (...Read full memory)

I was sorry to see this photo of Fleet Pond labelled incorrectly as The Lake. Lakes are natural features, whereas ponds have normally been created by man. The two ponds which used to exist in Fleet (one was filled in with spoil when the motorway was built nearby) were created by monks as fish ponds for the Bishop of Winchester. The (...Read full memory)

Wow when I saw their was the a photo of the family's famous store, the store that my dad told me was the equivalent to the first large department store like Debenhams I was amazed, I only wish their were more! My great Great Grandfather James Oakley was the owner to the store and lived near by with this his wife and children. On (...Read full memory)

This beautiful house was owned by my grandparents many years ago and was the first place I lived, such a crying shame it is now flats, a piece of family history gone....

I still remember the uproar in Fleet when this church was demolished, and subsequently replaced with a Woolworths! There was a strong feeling that Fleet was on the downward path to hell - although the rot didn't really set in until many years later, when the former Quaker inspired ban on public houses on Fleet Road was finally relaxed.

court moor school i Shirley McKeeman went to courtmoor school as did my sisters mary and veronica aka bonny McKeeman i left in the 70s but have good memories of being there .

I actually work at Solent dry cleaners now so it's very strange seeing it as it was 46 years ago. I have just told my boss about this photo too x.