Do you remember The Baytree Bookshop, Waterlooville?

Do you remember Waterlooville’s The Baytree Bookshop? I have fond memories spending many hours in here selecting my next pocket money purchase; many of the ‘Collins Gem’ books I still have today were purchased from here. Upstairs during the 80’s a small computer section was introduced. Whether you like it or not, books are disappearing … Continue reading this article ››

Do you remember when….this was Carters Sweet Shop, Cowplain?

I can remember vividly being taken to Cowplain shops as a child (we’re talking the mid-to-late 1980’s) and the shop second from the end, near the corner of Durley Avenue was an old-fashioned sweet shop;  Carters Sweet Shop, owned by the Carter family. My brother and I were allowed 20p for a bag of mixed … Continue reading this article ››

Do you remember when…..this was an old house and a garden centre?

We’re going back a bit here…but as a child in the 1980s I remember being dragged round a garden centre that was situated where Wickes and Topps Tiles is now,  in the grounds of a very large house. The house was pulled down to make way for a Kwik Save (remember that?) and Wickes. Doing … Continue reading this article ››

Then & Now: Hazleton Way Shops

Hazleton Way is situated between Cowplain and Horndean and is predominately a large housing estate of mainly bungalows built in the early 1960s on the site of ‘Hazleton Wood”. Did you know that halfway through Hazleton Way there is a parade of five shops and a day care nursery? To find Hazleton way, from Cowplain, … Continue reading this article ››

Do you remember when … this was The Peach Garden?

Do you remember when? The next in the very popular series on About Waterlooville to reminisce over old buildings/shops/places of interest. This time we’re concentrating on The Peach Garden. This restaurant, now an Indian called The Cinnamon, was a Chinese restaurant called The Peach Garden.  My husband and I used to frequent this restaurant on … Continue reading this article ››