I met John Lankester a few weeks ago at Hocombe Mead. He told me some exciting projects at the newly revived Eastleigh & District Local History Society.
Many of you know that John and his wife Hazel both are active members of Friends of Hocombe Mead in Chandler’s Ford, where Hazel is the Chairman. Now they are also promoting Eastleigh & District Local History Society, where Hazel is Secretary and John Treasurer.
The Society was originally formed in 1974 and was active in collecting, preserving and researching material about Eastleigh and its immediate surroundings. However, the Society became inactive for a while. Now with support from Eastleigh Borough Council and One Community, the Society is getting active and has started to hold regular meetings.
You are welcome to join as members to support Eastleigh & District Local History Society. John told me that they would love more people to join and discuss our local history.
You’ll find a few hundreds black and white images of Eastleigh on the Society’s new website, including 112 pictures about Chandler’s Ford. Here are some of them:
The Photograph Gallery of Eastleigh & District Local History Society contains images from these areas:
- Chandler’s Ford
- Market Street
- High Street
- Central Eastleigh
- Shops and Businesses
- Eastleigh People
With kind permission from John, I’m sharing some images from Chandler’s Ford on Eastleigh & District Local History Society in this post. Remember to visit the Photograph Gallery of the Society to see more images and share what you know. You can comment on images, and share the stories about them.
Has any of these pictures stirred your memory?
If you would like to join Eastleigh & District Local History Society, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and they would love to hear from you.