10 pictures from the past showing Basingstoke in years gone by

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

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

This is the second installment of historic photographs we are sharing 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 emily.roberts@basingstokegazette.co.uk for possible inclusion on our website.

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Thousands of sacks of cocoa beans were destroyed when fire gutted Hook Mills, in December 1949.

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Lindsay Mackay auctions the last pen of pigs at Basingstoke Cattle Market's last public auction held in May 1966 - a reminder that Basingstoke was a market town for many years before the re-development.

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Waiting patiently for the carnival procession in New Street (no date). 

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The scene from South Ham Farm looking up Peveral Walk to the avenue of trees behind (no date). 

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Thornycroft workforce (no date). 

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The Wesleyan Church, in Church Street, after it had been restored following the bombing of August 1940.

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Entrance to Porchester Square from Church Street, where Wesleyan Church stood.

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General view from Eastrop.

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Demolition scene at Wote Street.

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The Queen during her visit to the town centre in 1973. Pictured chatting to Mrs Alice Brown and her grandaughters Caroline and Jacqueline.

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