Chandler’s Ford Today is all about conversation.
We write and publish posts. We engage in meaningful conversations, sharing a bit of our life and our views of the community through comments.
This post invites you to look back and enjoy some great posts which have triggered excellent, relevant, and interesting conversations.
This post also encourages you to continue our meaningful conversation.
Chandler’s For Today has published over 750 posts since March 2013. Our archive page shows you a list of posts written by local authors and contributors.
Highlights of your comments
This post generates 44 comments. It tells you a bit of the humble origin of this website, and how you have voted to keep an apostrophe for the spelling of Chandler’s Ford.
- Do You Remember The Hutments? by Nick John
Nick John’s post about the Hutments has generated 11 high quality comments. This post has inspired people to share their family history, to form a clearer picture of the Hutments in the 1950s and 1960s in Chandler’s Ford.
- Hutments by Mike Sedgwick
Mike’s post is linked to Nick John’s post about the Hutments. It shows how one story links to another, and how our knowledge and experiences expand through these interconnected exchanges.
- Growing Up in Chandler’s Ford: 1950s – 1960s by Martin Napier
Martin’s childhood memories have triggered a great deal of interest. We received comments and emails from many people, including Doug Clews from Western Australia.
Through Doug’s comments, I wrote to invite him to share his memories of Chandler’s Ford. Doug later kindly shares with us his childhood memories in a series titled The War Years in Chandler’s Ford 1939 – 1945.
Not just history posts above are popular. My blog post about the Wedding Dress Festival a few months ago has inspired an interesting conversation, and people are sharing their wedding traditions.
- In the Gang Show: Lyn Darbyshire by Allison Symes
Allison never fails to inspire us with her interviews. In her recent in-depth interview with Lyn Darbyshire in the post above, and in Memories of Chandler’s Ford St. George’s Day Parade, we get to understand the Scouting movement in Hampshire, and hear about readers’ memories and nostalgia over the St. George’s Day parade, and the Gang Shows.
Informative article such as Eastleigh Lions: Message in a Bottle is helpful, and has received interactive comments.
- What Has Happened to Oakmount Road? by Chippy Minton
Chippy Minton has a good reputation for his theatre reviews and some rather quirky articles. His observation about the Oakmount Road road work is both hilarious and marvellous. No wonder readers (including Eastleigh Borough Council) often pay attention to his writing (and sense of humour).
- History Of Hiltonbury Farmhouse by Andy Vining
This great story by Andy Vining about his family farmhouse is packed with fine details of the old days in Chandler’s Ford. Readers have responded with their own fond memories about the farmhouse.
There are many more wonderful comments from you. Check them out through the Chandler’s Ford Today blog page.
Keep writing. Keep sharing and having conversation, both online and offline. Your comments keep the writers’ spirit up. Your comments make Chandler’s Ford Today’s blog posts more engaging.
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