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Stubbington, Gosport Road c.1965
Memories of Stubbington
I am responding to a memory placed here by Peter Madden in 2010 - which I have just spotted. I was intrigued to read Peter Madden's memory of Stubbington. I was a contemporary of Peter's and recall that his school number was 50. Mine was 83. I seem to remember that he had a connection with Malta, (...Read full memory)
I still have a fairly clear (?) recollection of my time at Stubbington. Includes - - The Spithead Review (for the Coronation) on board a paddle steamer and passing dancing Russians on board one of the Soviet Union's finest. - Coronation Day in the San with measles. Everone had a day at home. - swimming at (...Read full memory)
I arrived accompanied by my father in 1955 not really knowing what to expect as I had been been born and brought up in Jersey, which in those days was rather different to the mainland. My father, uncle and grandfather had all been to Stubbington and had told me tales of 'Monty' Foster who apparently had a fearsome (...Read full memory)
I moved to Stubbington as a 6 year old to the Red Lion Estate. My father like so many on that estate was in the Royal Navy based at Portsmouth. I remember Foster's school and especially the daffodils by the fence in the Spring. I remember the bakery on the corner of the lane by the school and the row of (...Read full memory)