On the face of it, times have not been good recently at Fryern. Grovers the Butchers has closed as has our branch of the Nat West. I’m always sorry to see an independent firm go, some history goes with them I feel, but, to my mind, the bank branch closure is a stupid decision. It’s not as if the bank wasn’t busy! [Read more…] about Keeping it Local – Community and Writers
Chandler's Ford Railway Station
Image Credit: Many thanks to Janet Williams for taking the signing photos at the railway station. Like many women, I can multi task but there is a limit and even I couldn’t take a picture of myself signing a book!
Many thanks to all who came to my book signing at our lovely railway station on Saturday 8th July. Particular thanks go to Mark Miller and Nick Farthing of the Three Rivers Rail Community Partnership, Hilary Stone for “manning” the drinks and snacks bar, Janet Williams, Richard Hardie and Daniel Symes.
[Read more…] about Why have Book Signings? Report from the Station – Allison Symes
Here is a glimpse of some exciting events in and around Chandler’s Ford in the next few days / weeks.
Visit the Upcoming Events Chandler’s Ford page for regular updates. [Read more…] about Exciting Events in July in Chandler’s Ford
By the time you read this, I will be coming to the end of a much needed break in stunning Scotland. (Sadly it’s not one I can write about for CFT as there’s no question of using our lovely railway station as a starting point!). [Read more…] about Signing at the Station by Allison Symes
Eastleigh Men’s Shed is a not-for-profit group based in Hamble.
Mark Miller, Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership Officer, praised Eastleigh Men’s Shed volunteers for their dedication: “The Men’s Shed have been working on this project for some time, and we are delighted with the finished product – a wooden train planter.” [Read more…] about Wooden Train Built by Eastleigh Men’s Shed Arrived at Chandler’s Ford Station
I have another little memory from my childhood in Chandler’s Ford prompted by a very old photo of Station Lane in Chandler’s Ford.
I remember there was a Mills’ family. They had moved down from Bootle in Liverpool. Mr Mills was I think in the The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) during World War Two, but he was in the St. John Ambulance brigade. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Memories: Station Lane; Being a Cadet in the 1950s
One great thing about living in Chandler’s Ford is the transport available given we are near the motorway network (without living on top of it). Then we have the railway station, a bus service and we are not far from the ferries.
I often use these links. For example I went a couple of years ago to the National Railway Museum in York, which has recently been in the news because of its restoration of The Flying Scotsman. [Read more…] about Away Days from Chandler’s Ford Station: York
It was a surprise to meet Mark Miller at Chandler’s Ford train station on Monday.
Mark Miller is the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership officer. He was selling coffee for commuters that morning.
Who said Chandler’s Ford is a place without soul? Look at Chandler’s Ford train station. [Read more…] about Friendly Touch At Chandler’s Ford Train Station
On the 13th of October 2013 (Sunday), Chandler’s Ford celebrated the 10th anniversary of the re-opening of the Chandler’s Ford train station.
It was a beautiful celebration. The weather was typically British.
Local people got together for an afternoon of joyous celebration. [Read more…] about Reminiscing The Old Chandler’s Ford Train Station
Chandler’s Ford railway station is going to celebrate its 10th year birthday since its re-opening 10 years ago. The celebration will be on Sunday 13 October 2013 between 1pm and 4pm at the station.
A lot of people use Chandlers Ford Railway Station to travel into Romsey, Eastleigh and Southampton, as well as further afield. [Read more…] about 10th Anniversary Of Chandler’s Ford Railway Station Re-opening – 13 October 2013
I travelled from Chandler’s Ford train station 3 times during the spring holiday.
This station is indeed a delight. Helpful staff, fragrant coffee, and while waiting for the train, you will sure find some good books from the second hand book stall, just next to the ticket office. [Read more…] about Why Not Pick Up A Good Book At Chandler’s Ford Train Station?