Memories of Bedhampton from the 20th century | Nostalgia

While searching through our archives, we found these pictures of Bedhampton.

Sunday, 31st January 2021, 12:00 am
Taken before the Great War, the first Bedhampton scouts posed for a picture in Brookside Road, the A27, then but a country lane. Courtesy of Nancy Hawkins
Taken before the Great War, the first Bedhampton scouts posed for a picture in Brookside Road, the A27, then but a country lane. Courtesy of Nancy Hawkins

Included in this selection you will see The Coronation of Elizabeth II being celebrated in June 1953; the Wrens from HMS Daedalus; and Bedhampton’s first scout group before the First World War.

Families celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 at Bedhampton Camp formerly HMS Daedalus III, Bedhampton.

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Local labour working on the junction early years of the last century. To the left and just out of sight were two railwaymen-owned houses. These were rented by the signalmen who worked in the signal box to the right. Picture: Paul Costen collection
Bedhampton Hill with Coldman’s Stores and Post office. Picture: Courtesy of Mick Cooper collection.
Wrens of HMS Daedalus III pose on the area that is now Tarrent Gardens