I’ve loved Doctor Who since I was a child. I was gripped by the stories, terrified by the Daleks (while at the same time enjoying every moment of being terrified!) and couldn’t wait to tune in to the following week’s edition.
As I was growing up you had one story spread over several parts and it seemed an age before I was to find out if Tom Baker, “my Doctor”, was going to pull the leads apart that would lead to the destruction of the Daleks in Genesis of the Daleks. [Read more…] about The Doctor Who Experience by Allison Symes
How many lives do you have? One? Two (the one at work, the one at home for example)? Three (work, home, involvement in amateur dramatics or the church, say)?
I have had multiple lives in Chandler’s Ford but will focus on two: before becoming a dog owner and since then and before becoming a writer and since. Chandler’s Ford has influenced both. [Read more…] about What Has Chandler’s Ford Done for Me?
One of the reasons is that both libraries have a small but pretty good selection of comics and graphic novels, where I get some of mine from. [Read more…] about Hampshire Libraries and My Love for Graphic Novels
I love travelling. I love seeing what’s going on around me and comparing different places with home.
But despite living near an airport, flying is the one major form of transportation I’ve never used.
I’ve travelled in many different forms, including having a donkey ride on a beach and a pony trek (when I was a child), but have yet to be above terra firma. [Read more…] about From Chandler’s Ford I Get around
Xelabus has started their new service X5 between Chandler’s Ford and Southampton Airport Parkway stations from Monday 1 September.
This Monday to Friday service will operate from 0700 in the morning to 1900 and is designed primarily to encourage commuters to the industrial and corporate parks in and around Chandler’s Ford to travel by train rather than contribute to the traffic congestion each day. [Read more…] about New Chandler’s Ford – Southampton Airport Parkway Station Bus Service
Yesterday my son and I went to see Mr and Mrs Brown again, at Eastleigh Museum.
In 1938, Mr & Mrs Brown lived in Eastleigh with their son Arthur, who was an apprentice at Eastleigh Rail Works. Mr Brown was an engine driver, who earned about £5 a week. [Read more…] about Mr & Mrs Brown At Eastleigh Museum
I sent my son to his grandparents last Thursday. Unfortunately he’ll be returning to us tomorrow. Why do grandparents only keep their ‘charming, polite, delightful’ grandchildren for just a few days?
The summer holiday has just started and we have made 4 trips on the train – to Eastleigh, Winchester, Woking, and London. I thought it’s a good idea to show you what a staycation looks like. [Read more…] about Summer Train Journeys
Yesterday morning, I took the South West Trains from Chandler’s Ford to pick up my son from his grandparents in Woking.
I was surprised there was a special offer. [Read more…] about In Love with Chandler’s Ford Coffee Shops
I met the Fat Controller Russell again in Chandler’s Ford.
Russell and his father Chris charmed the people who rode their steam train at the Fryern Funtasia last Monday.
I spent most of my afternoon at the steam train, observing people and watching the steam train puff out its smoke and steam as it chugged along its 100-foot-long track. [Read more…] about The Myth of Thomas The Tank Engine
Opposite to Platform 18 at London Waterloo Station is a Foyles bookshop.
I was surprised to find Foyles there last Monday. One employee told me the bookshop was new – only 2 months in this new location.
The shop features two attractive restored cupola-style ticket booths. [Read more…] about Foyles Bookshop at London Waterloo Station
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
I received this exciting message from South West Trains in my mailbox.
“Enjoy a £10 Day Return any Saturday or any Sunday from 18 January to 16 March – and kids go for £5! ”
Chandler’s Ford Railway Station Celebrated 10th Anniversary of Re-opening
Date: 13th October, 2013
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
It’s the day all of us have been waiting for!
Chandler’s Ford rail station re-opened 10 years ago. On October 13 (Sunday), there will be a grand celebration to mark the event.
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
Do you still remember the day when Chandler’s Ford train station was opened?
It was exactly 10 years ago.
This year, Chandler’s Ford Train Station is celebrating its 10th anniversary. [Read more…] about Historical Pictures: Chandler’s Ford Train Station Opened 10 Years Ago
People in Chandler’s Ford are blessed. There will be an unmissable Celebration Concert on the 25th of May (Saturday) in Chandler’s Ford, held at St. Boniface Church. The concert is open to everyone.
This highly anticipated concert of choral music features The Convivium Singers and St. Boniface choir.
The music director behind this concert is the remarkable [Read more…] about Concert, Life And Passion: Interview Dr. Hugh Benham
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?