10 pictures from the past showing Basingstoke in years gone by

10 pictures from the past showing Basingstoke in years gone by

10 pictures from the past showing Basingstoke in years gone by

First published in News Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

THESE pictures from the past show Basingstoke people and places from years gone by.

Over the coming months we will share with you historic photographs from our archives, showing how the town has changed over the years, and remembering key dates, events and people from the borough’s history.

If you have any historic pictures of Basingstoke that you would like to share, please email them to sarah.gaunt@basingstokegazette.co.uk for possible inclusion on our website.

Basingstoke Gazette: 10 pictures from the past showing Basingstoke in years gone by

Basingstoke Mayor Cllr Cyril Wood draws the first bucket of water from a stand pipe in Essex Road during the water shortage in September, 1949.

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Carnival car crash spectacular, 1986.

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Tina Lloyd, right, the 1983 Carnival Queen, with her deputy Queen Amanda Ginn and attendant Sharon Mathews.

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London Street from Market Square, 1910.

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A major fire at Park Prewett Hospital, June 1959.

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London Street late 1920s.

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The old ABC cinema in Lower Wote Street.

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Basingstoke's first council houses, in Cranbourne Lane. Built in 1914 and demolised in 1966.

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Wote Street in 1983.

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A scene from the bottom of Wote Street looking along Churchill Way to Basing View, with Jackson's Garage on the right, in 1983.

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12:53pm Fri 7 Mar 14

deepinsight says...

"Carnival car crash spectacular, 1986"

Are you sure about the date on that?
"Carnival car crash spectacular, 1986" Are you sure about the date on that? deepinsight
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