I saw a photo of Station Lane on this website: Chandler’s Ford Memories (Facebook). It is the bottom end of Station Lane before going onto the Railway property and yard and Station beyond.
The year is unknown but very old as the railway line that served the old brickworks at the bottom of School Lane can be seen through the gate this is way before my time.
The photo must be late 19th or very early 20th century as both brickworks and the line to it were gone completely I think by the 1920s.
I believe that many of the bricks were made for the building of Eastleigh Railway Works by the brickworks at School Lane, probably most of its entire production. Not sure of the exact date when the works was built, 1880 / 1890 I think, when Southern moved down from Nine Elms in London.
Interesting photo as I think that is a church in the background (St Boniface?) and what looks like the Station Master’s house just beyond the platform. It’s about the right place where I remember it to be when I was friends with Alan, the Station Master’s son.
Station Lane is not even the cobble stone that it was when I lived there but just grass and dirt. The house on the left was still there when I was a boy that was Mr and Mrs Eydeman’s house.
Here are some old photos of Chandler’s Ford. Credit: Eastleigh and District Local History Society
- Roger White: Where is “The Parade” in Chandler’s Ford? Memories from my 1950s Childhood
- Roger White: Roger White: My Family History in Chandler’s Ford and Hursley