FLASHBACK Thursday is taking a summer break.

Until then, please enjoy a look back at some of the pictorial highlights and news from various years of the Gazette archives.

The page will be back in its usual format on Thursday 5th September when I begin my third year writing for the Basingstoke Gazette.

This week it’s the turn of the 1960’s in Basingstoke.

We welcome your contributions for Flashback Thursday.

You can email your memories to flashbackthursday@gmail.com or via the Gazette, Pelton Road Basingstoke RG21 6XD, and also Basingstoke Memories, People, Places, Photos, News on Facebook.