The wonder of Woolies at heart of new Leigh Park estate

Prams and pushchairs galore outside Woolworth's
Prams and pushchairs galore outside Woolworth's
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Five pictures today going back to the 1960s and glimpsing life on the relatively new estate of Leigh Park.

These photographs from AF Milton and Alf Harris’s A History of Leigh Park, show bustling and thriving shopping hubs as the huge new housing area began to find its feet.

A history of Leigh Park via jt CREDIT''credit A F Milton and Alf Harris. PPP-150923-114731001

A history of Leigh Park via jt CREDIT''credit A F Milton and Alf Harris. PPP-150923-114731001

FW Woolworth moved from Havant to Park Parade, Leigh Park, then to Greywell before finally closing.

In every picture from that time, there are prams and pushchairs everywhere thus showing how young the estate once was.

A history of Leigh Park via jt CREDIT''credit A F Milton and Alf Harris. PPP-150923-114742001

A history of Leigh Park via jt CREDIT''credit A F Milton and Alf Harris. PPP-150923-114742001

A history of Leigh Park via jt CREDIT''credit A F Milton and Alf Harris. PPP-150923-114753001

A history of Leigh Park via jt CREDIT''credit A F Milton and Alf Harris. PPP-150923-114753001

A history of Leigh Park via jt CREDIT''credit A F Milton and Alf Harris. PPP-150923-114805001

A history of Leigh Park via jt CREDIT''credit A F Milton and Alf Harris. PPP-150923-114805001

A history of Leigh Park via jt CREDIT''credit A F Milton and Alf Harris. PPP-150923-114657001

A history of Leigh Park via jt CREDIT''credit A F Milton and Alf Harris. PPP-150923-114657001