1950 Aerial photo of Windsor Road

Margaret Russell has kindly provided a copy of an aerial photograph taken over Alresford in around 1950, when the houses in Windsor Road were being built.

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1950 view of part of Alresford, Jesty Road on the left, Meryon Road at the bottom

The photo also clearly shows Jesty Road, Mitford Road and Meryon Road, plus Bridge Road and Ashburton Road: Covey Way, Ashburton Close, South Close and DeLucy Avenue are not yet built. Plus there are very few cars around! More interesting are the prefabs (chalet style bungalows) between Windsor Road and Ashburton Road.

It is possible that this picture was published by the Hampshire Chronicle more recently than 1950, and that this is a photocopy of that newspaper publication. Many thanks to them for finding this old pic in their archives!

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Godfrey Andrews on March 3, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Hi Nick,

    You are correct that Covey Way had not been built at the time of this photograph – but that area of land does not appear on this photograph! Did you, perhaps mean Dorian Grove? Or DeLucy Avenue?

    Sorry to be so pedantic but you know I am a stickler for Alresford History being recorded incorrectly.

    Regards,

    Gog

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    • Thanks Gog:
      I’ve corrected the errors you pointed out! Thanks.
      But I think I can see a small part of a field where Covey Way would continue, from the side of the shop on Mitford Road….
      Yes, Dorian Grove is missing from the pic, and several houses from the southerly part of South Road. The other missing road is Ashburton Close, later created from the large gardens in the middle of what was in earlier times (1946) known as Ashburton Place!
      rgds nick

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  2. Posted by Bryn Richardson on March 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    The picture must have been taken much later than 1950 because I remember the houses at the top of (recreation ground end) Windsor Road being built so I must have been at least 7 which would have made it about 1958 …. Just saying hahahaha

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  3. Posted by Bryn Richardson on March 29, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Best wishes Gog …. Missing you guys on FB …………

    Reply

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