Nostalgic memories of Standon's local history

Share your own memories of Standon and read what others have said

For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

This week's Places

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I went to Standon School between 1959 to 1965 they were very happy days, Mr Butler was the Headmaster at the time I remember him playing cricket in the play ground with the boys some dinner breaks. I also remember going on school journeys in 1964 and 1965 to Norfolk and Somerset, Mrs Cowan was (...Read full memory)

When I lived in standon my mum was a teacher at the school I can remember May Day dancing in the street ,I have many memory's of swimming in the ford and helping to push cars that got stuck in the water .calling at westwoods on my way home from school and buying a lucky bag for 3d. Linda Maskell was Catley .

I was the head teacher that was appointed.when Mr Butller retired.My family ,that is my wife and two children took up residence in the school house(part of the school building). We have many happy memories of our tenure.I was very impressed with the support that the parents gave me and school . Money was raised to provide (...Read full memory)

I was born in Standon, remember the rec very well throughout my young and teen years. My Dad worked in the Butchers in the High Street, my second eldest brother went on to work in Catons. I worked during the school hols in the hairdressers next to the laurnderette, also had a paper round with Westwards and many years before me my (...Read full memory)

My parents (Harold and Peggy Warden) bought Hillside (which was the miller's house, the mill fell down after the First World War) and moved my sister (Rosemary) and I from Surrey in April 1951, I was then 7 years old. Later that Month it snowed, cutting off Dark Hill and therefore Wellpond Green. I enjoyed Standon (...Read full memory)

St Mary's was a lovely church and I remember exploring the grave yard which went up a hill at the back accompanied by friends of my class. I remember the vicar 'Ross Sage' and when he used to visit the school. My sister and I were both married at this church so it has happy memories along with the school and village. We lived at Wellpond Green about a mile away. Sheena Dean (nee Pinter)

I attended the local school. I now live in Tasmania, Australia. Seeing this photo of my school brings back so many happy memories. Mrs Butler was my headmisstress and I remained in contact with her even when they retired to the Isle of Wight. Lyn Sexton was my friend and I lived in Town Farm Crescent. Also I remember having (...Read full memory)

My dad ran the butchers shop in the High Street from 1951-1969, Victor John Ward. I went to the school at the far end of the High Street (now residential). Headmaster was Mr Eric Norman Butler. I remember May Day, and dancing in the High Street ... more memories than I (...Read full memory)

The majority of my father's family lived in and around Standon from 1600 onwards and one of them was the Sexton of St. Mary's and another was the innkeeper of The Three Horseshoes at Farnham in 1881. My Grandfather was born in the Three Horsehoes. Does anyone have any connections with the Pickett family?