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 ››

Then & Now: Wadhams, Wellington Retail Park and Maurepas Way

Continuing our series on Then & Now here at About Waterlooville. These pictures were only taken in 1998 and much has changed to Maurepus Way and Wellington Retail Park. Maurepas Way At the end of Maurepas Way in 1998, you can see green farmer’s fields. Obviously now in 2014, this is Berewood a huge, new … Continue reading this article ››

Do you remember when this was……a Tesco?

Do you remember when? I’ve lived in Waterlooville since the early 1980s and Steve’s lived in the area all his life so we’ve seen a few changes over the years. I’m not sure if this shows my age or that many things have changed! We have decided to start a little series on About Waterlooville … Continue reading this article ››