Memories of Liphook

My uncle (PW Brooker) was manager of Smorthwaites chemists for many years in the mid 1900's. Mr Smorthwaite himself was a very old man... I remember meeting him once in the back of the shop where my aunt and others dispensed medicines. This photo suggests that originally the shop was on the corner of the Square( later (...Read full memory)

while driving through Bordon Hampshire recently came to crossroads sign Lip hook I was informed by my dad that they used to train the army lads here drive trains .can any one shed some news

Dad was born at 25 Station Road in 1927, and his Dad had his own business there, G Budd & Sons. When Grandad passed away, and Nan a few years later, Dad bought the house, with 'the yard' behind and carried on the business, which was a building firm. Dad's brothers also worked for the firm. Dad was painter and decorator, Uncle David a brickie and Uncle John a carpenter.

My Uncle Fred had a watchmaker and Jewellers shop in Liphook Square. (F H Payne) Also my Uncle Percy (P W Brooker) was manager of the chemist shop also in the Square. (Smorthwaites)

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