Waterlooville - then and now pictures | Nostalgia

It is with some regret I must tell you that the new book by me and Barry Cox,The Portsdown & Horndean Light Railway Then and Now, has been cancelled until the foreseeable future.

Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 6:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 6:13 pm
London Road, Waterlooville, 1925. Picture: Barry Cox postcard collection.

My publisher tells me the book, which was due on the shops on April 14, was scheduled to arrive in England from China, where it has been printed, any day now.

However, because of coronavirus, delivery cannot be guaranteed to the publishers, let alone bookshops.

I know from the e-mails I have received there are many who have been waiting for it to be published but I am afraid you will have to wait a little longer.

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The same view today. The former London Road, Waterlooville, today. Picture: Bob Hind

Until then here are two photographs from the book looking through Waterloovile.

In the top picture we are looking north along London Road through Waterlooville, about 1925. There is very little traffic apart from one tram and a lorry.

The Italianate building to the left is the Baptist church built in 1884 at a cost of £2,000. It was demolished in the 1960s.

Below is the same scene today with most of the road a precinct.

The A3(M) a mile to the east has taken much of the traffic away from the town.