Around my nearest hamlets and Country lanes

hollydolly

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The main road through the village where I spent much of my life. The Ship & Bell was my local pub. Many English pubs were named after trades and the 'Ship&Bell' was known as a stopping off point for ships' chandlers. Beside it was Gales Brewery which brewed one of the best real ales that money could buy. After many generations in the Gale family, it was sold to a large concern who converted the brewery into luxury apartments. Before the village was bypassed, this was the main road between London and Portsmouth and the south coast. On Sundays, there would be a traffic cop (at the point where this shot was taken) directing traffic.

Ah, happy days...

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Nice pic Capt, Were you an adult when you left Hants?
 

Capt Lightning

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Hollydolly, I ended up in Horndean when I got the job with IBM in Havant, about 6 miles away. I lived there for about 30 years before the village was gobbled up with new housing, a Premier inn etc...

Here are another couple of local pics from that area.... First is the pond and parish church in Buriton, and the next is the 11th. century church of St.Hubert's in Idsworth. It's a fascinating little church with old wall paintings.

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hollydolly

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@Capt Lightning , I know Havant very well.. we lived in Gosport when ex o/h was shored based at HMS sultan, back in the 70's when it was a nice place... :D
 

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Capt Lightning

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It's a small world Hollydolly. Havant changed beyond recognition from when I moved there in the 70's until I left. The IBM plant at Langstone was sold in a management buyout and subsequently sold to a large disk file manufacturer. It closed some years ago and became a 'business park'. After Havant, I was based in North Harbour, although I worked all over the UK and Europe (and occasionally, the US)

I expect that you knew quite a few of the towns and villages (and pubs) round that area.
 

hollydolly

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It's a small world Hollydolly. Havant changed beyond recognition from when I moved there in the 70's until I left. The IBM plant at Langstone was sold in a management buyout and subsequently sold to a large disk file manufacturer. It closed some years ago and became a 'business park'. After Havant, I was based in North Harbour, although I worked all over the UK and Europe (and occasionally, the US)

I expect that you knew quite a few of the towns and villages (and pubs) round that area.
I actually didn't know the area at all well, Gosport , Havant, Fareham, Hayling Island yes, but that's about it.. ..we weren't there long enough to explore and with a little baby and before the onset of Gastro family pubs we didn't go to any pubs at all, in fact we rarely went out as a couple during the time we were there ..
 
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Pepper

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Holly, it's so beautiful there where you are. I can't blame myself too much for not staying on, as my son was made in America soon after I returned home.
 

hollydolly

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I would said, "quaint"....attractively unusual or old-fashioned:"quaint country cottages"synonymspicturesque, charming, sweet, attractive, pleasantly old-fashioned, old-fashioned, old-world,
Thank you @Ellen Marie , we're only 20 miles from central London.. yet we're delighted to still be holding onto the beauty of the countryside despite the modern metropolis of the city or even the surrounding faceless large towns :D
 


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