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Beavers are the youngest section of the Scout group and they can join 3 months before their 6th birthday and stay until they go up to Cubs at 8 years old.

If you know  any names please get in touuch

UPDATE:- It is in the old Scout Hall in School Road, next to the village hall. The Leader on the far left is Janet Brown and on the far right is Alison Little (Thanks Les Herbert)

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Message sent by Gemma Clark (Police, PCSO, Test Valley District)

COMMUNITY SPORTS Free sports sessions for 7-16 year olds - Romsey Rapids

Hi Everyone,

I hope your all well and enjoying the sunshine!
Apologies it is late but we are running a sports session on Tuesday 31st May 2pm - 4pm usual place – Romsey Rapids by the rugby pitch.
Please come along and spread the word to friends and family.
Hope to see you there

Police Message

Dear Residents,

An address on CUPERNHAM LANE received a telephone call recently from a male pertaining to be from the telephone preference service.  The occupant thought this to be legitimate as she had been making enquiries into blocking nuisance calls.

The male had some of her details already and asked her to confirm these and other details were given to the male over the phone.

On further investigation by the bank the aggrieves card had been cloned and £20.00 was taken from her account initially on 19/05/16 and then a further £100.00.  The card was stopped and the money is to be refunded by the bank.

A call was also made to another address on CUPERNHAM LANE of the same nature; however no details were given and the call was terminated.

We would advise that no matter how plausible the call NEVER give ANY personal details out
over the phone. Always be cautious and if your not sure just terminate the call immediately.

Please advise vulnerable relatives or neighbours of this in your area and report any activity of this nature to Police on 101 and Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or online at

Police Message

Dear Residents,   We would like to hear from you about what your community priorities are, what matters to you, and give you a chance to have your say!   Please see the link below to a survey to help set your new community priorities for Test Valley.

  Please be advised the survey closes on the 31st May 2016 and the current priorities will remain in place until the 30th May 2016.  

Many thanks for your input PCSO Hollie Dunning

Thefts from Hillier Garden Centre

Between 13/5/16 and 16/5/16 approximate 60 heavy duty ground guards have been stolen from the site. I have attached a picture of a ground guard, if you see or hear of any being sold in the local area please contact PC Gazzard 2792 with ref no 44160182926.

 Many thanks

Coming Soon to Braishfield...

The Braishfield Social Club are celebrating 50 years of being in its present location at Common Hill Road Braishfield on 22,23,24 July this year. We are incorporating our beer festival with the celebrations.

Any present or past members are welcome and any photos of the old or new club are welcome

Romsey man's invention, the ioLight microscope launches

In 2014 Richard Williams (Romsey) and Andrew Monk patented the Magnificent Mobile Microscope. 

Their microscope is easily portable - it fits in a rucksack or jacket pocket - and captures beautiful images of plant and animal cells, Images are displayed instantly on your tablet or smartphone making them simple to share or paste into your homework or Nobel Prize winning paper. 

Resolution is better than 1 micron (1 thousandth of a mm) and gives x200 magnification on a 10" tablet screen and even more on a larger screen.  In summary the ioLight microscope is the perfect pocket partner for any scientist, student or educator.

Latest News

Magnificent Mobile Microscope sales launch

ioLight announces pre-launch of the first 100 Microscopes. ioLight is delighted to announce the launch of the first batch of just 100 microscopes on their website at

The first 100 customers ordering microscopes from the website will receive their products between May and August this year. The introductory offer of £840 includes free order cancellation. Laboratory microscopes produce beautiful images, but cost over £3,000 and are difficult to use. Cheap microscopes do not have enough resolution for professional use or teaching. ioLight has invented a portable microscope, with a resolution of better than 1μm, which produces beautiful pictures of animal and plant cells and displays them directly onto your tablet or mobile phone.
Please purchase your microscope now, to avoid disappointment. The ioLight microscope is really simple, portable and fun to use. It's ideal for use in education (KS2 up to professional science), science and discovery centres, field and laboratory science, micro-engineering, medicine, animal health and any other application where portability and ease of use must not compromise image quality.

Open Letter From The New Chief Constable Of Hampshire Constabulary, Olivia Pinkney

I have always believed effective policing is at the heart of healthy society. That is why Hampshire Constabulary can't afford to just maintain its position as a good police force. It must become a standard bearer for protecting the most vulnerable and reducing offending. And, as your new Chief Constable, I am excited about taking on this challenge.



West of Romsey Abbey improvements 2016

The road works at west end of Romsey Abbey have now been completed.

Click below for photos

Purse thefts in Aldi, Romsey

In February there have been a few purse thefts from unsuspecting customers in ALDI, in Romsey. The suspects find vulnerable customers whom have left their bags open with purses and other valuable contents open to theft. If you can identify any of the suspects then please call 101 quoting Hampshire Police reference 44160067318 or you can call crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, but please quote our crime reference. Please be aware there are sadly people out there, intent of preying on vulnerable victims, when shopping please take extra care of your valuables and purses and handbags safe.

Thank-You PC 3145 Neil NANCARROW @ Hampshire Police Resolution Centre

Greenways (Mandarin Chef) Restaurant in 1963

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Memorial Park Play Area now reopened

Romsey War Memorial Park play area has now reopened. The work included painting the play equipment, upgrading the playground surface and seating. Also a new inclusive roundabout was installed, which has been specially designed for wheelchair access.

Click Here for photos

Romsey area old railways and trains

Just to remind you Woodley Net has 5 excellent pages on Romsey and districts trains and stations including Nursling, Stockbridge and Horsebridge. Three new photos by Neil Kearns have just been added. Click thumbnails below to view 5 pages of photos

Police Message for young football enthusiasts

Good Morning, We are running the community sports football engagement again this year, its free for 7-16 year olds to attend, due to the recent poor weather we are holding the first event tomorrow at Romsey Secondary School on the astro turf and please note the change of time for this engagement we are running it between 1530 -1730 hrs. Hope to see you there. Other sessions will take place during school holidays on Tuesdays up to October Half-term.

Click HERE for info and consent form.

Police Message

We are sending you this message to invite you to take part in an important new survey. There are no more than eight questions which will ask you to rate your attitude to frauds and scams and how likely you are to protect yourself from them, particularly if you are online. It’ll be really quick to complete and at the end you’ll get feedback straight away on how well protected you are and more simple steps you can take to help stop you and your family becoming victims. We’ll also use the results to help us develop our crime prevention campaigns in the future and make sure the information we send you is as useful and relevant as possible. We hope you’ll be able to spare a couple of minutes to fill this in to help us. If you have the time to do it now just click the button below. This survey will be live until the end of September so if you can't fill this in now you can come back and complete it at anytime before then. Thank you.


New Video on Woodley Net

The Romsey WAR HORSE MEMORIAL UNVEILING which took place last July   had a parade through the town involving representation from the British Army, King's Troop RHA, Household Cavalry, Royal Army Veterinary Corps, The King's Royal Hussars, Royal British Legion, and local Cadet Forces.  The parade was led by Romsey Old Cadet Band. There is now a video of some of the bands in Bell Street by Julia Cook on the Woodley Net Video Player HERE

Romsey's Boxing Day Classic Car & Bike Meet

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Changing face of TV's

Ten years ago a 32inch CRT TV would have cost you well over £1000 and it was so big and heavy you could injure yourself moving it around your house. Now you can buy a super slim, super light TV with a similar size screen for half the price and better still not only High Definition but now 4K TVs are becoming readily available READ MORE

War Horse Statue in a new light

New road layout in Church Street

Blessing of the War Horse photos

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275 homes and sports centre planned for Ganger Farm.. Starting?

Barratt and David Wilson Homes have announced plans for a 30-acre sports centre at Ganger Farm. They are also planning 275 homes, of which 20 per cent would be affordable, The developers said they were “acutely aware” of recent flooding issues in Romsey. It said Ganger Farm is on gravel, allowing surface water to seep into the ground and has a drainage outlet through wet woodland.

The proposed new housing estate on the 'pick your own' fields near Jermyns Lane came a bit closer this morning when a digger arrived (Sept 18th)

They aim to have a storage tank beneath the sports pavilion car park which will hold water run-off which can then be used for watering the sports pitches. Sports centre plans will include all-weather pitches, 12 changing rooms, a viewing gallery, and a bar or café.

Kersey the jeweler has closed

 Jeweller FW Kersey and Son in the Hundred a popular Romsey business has closed temporarily, it first opened in Bell Street in 1888 and the business then moved to the current premises in 1912. Owner Simon Kersey said: "The premises are in need of some renovation, so we are downsizing and hoping to open a jewelers elsewhere in the town." He added that it is not known yet where the new site will be. Kersey's china shop, next to the jewellery business, has also shut. It is widely rumored the new shop will be in Latimer St, previously a newsagent shop.

Man climbs crane in Botley Rd

Daredevil James Kingston used a GoPro camera to film himself walking down that crane in Botley Rd, Romsey.  As if the descent was not harrowing enough, watch him carefully walk around a baby pigeon because he doesn’t want to scare it. In between bouts of heavy breathing, he manages to crack a couple of jokes, like, “I also need the toilet, so I should probably head down anyway.”

The crane is being used for construction of retirement homes

click below for video


Crane, Botley Rd Romsey


Abbey Hotel taken over by White Horse Hotel

White Horse Hotel in Romsey have bought a nearby pub, the Abbey Hotel,  White Horse Hotel managers say this is good news for Romsey in more ways than one. Besides providing more accommodation – the £500,000 plans which include transforming the Abbey Hotel into an inn with nine-bedrooms and a honeymoon suite – the project will bring more than a dozen jobs.

They will rebrand it as the Abbey Inn. Work on revamping the Abbey Hotel building will start next month. They hope to open in January.

Hoddinott Close in Abbotswood wrongly named

It seems that the newly built Hoddinott Close on the Abbotswood estate has been wrongly named by one and all. The Post Office, Test Valley Council and Google maps all spell it with one "d". Even the road sign is wrongly spelt, see left.

Hoddinott Close was named after Ernest Edward Hoddinott of Moorcourt Farm Romsey who was a Councillor on Romsey Extra Parish Council from its establishment in 1895 until 1949 (a period of 55 years).


Romsey Memorial Park improvement works.. August 9th

Work has now finished on the new kiosk in the Memorial Park and Chas Burnett has kindly sent me the latest photo.

Click thumbnails below for latest photo and others

Romsey Memorial Park

Click photo above to enlarge

Council Offices in Dutton Road now no more

Test Valley Borough Council’s old offices in Duttons Road have now been completely removed ready for redevelopment as retirement homes.

Renaissance Retirement have now started work on 52 apartments for the elderly. The old building was opened in the 1930s and extended in 1965. TVBC moved staff to the Beech Hurst office in Andover and the Former Magistrates Court in Church Street.

The new block is to be called Fleur de Lis Romsey, will be made up of one and two-bedroom bedroom apartments, an owners' lounge and a guest suite. Construction will hopefully be completed by August, 2016.  Details



Romsey's budding new author

Molly Irvine writes

We have a local budding author in Romsey. Her name is JANE BARTER REEVES . This is her first book, just published . I've just finished it, and it's a great read. In fact, I couldn't put it down ! Can't wait for her 2nd book to come out ! I've known Jane all her life, and I know how hard , and what long hours she's been working on this. So I'd love Romsey readers to support Jane, and help her to sell cartloads of books. ! Congratulations Jane, and get on with the next one please ! xxxx

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Michelmersh in May 1861

Thanks to Sue Oats...

Pitch and Toss. Silas Bundy, Arthur Вundу, Joseph Tongs, Frederick Bloomfield and William and Frederick Sillence were charged with playing pitch-and-toss, on Sunday last. the 5th inst. at Michelmersh , near  Romsey. The whole of the defendants pleaded guilty with the exception of Arthur Bundy. Police constable William Evington deposed that on Sunday, the 5th inst., about eleven o'clock in the morning, he saw a party of boys in the road, about half-a-mile from the village, and on getting nearer to them he saw that they were all throwing half-pence up in the air. He saw the mark they were pitching at ın the middle of the road; but as soon as they saw him they ran away. He had had occasion to speak to almost all of them before about it, but they had not taken much notice of it. Superintendent Hull said that as many complaints had been made to him about this rapidly increasing nuisance, he had felt it his duty to send a policeman in plain clothes to watch the proceedings of the men and boys in the village on Sundays. and he was determined to put a stop to it at once. The magistrates fined them half-a-crown each , and cautioned them against offending any more.

Romsey Good Neighbours

Registered Charity No. 1119751

We are a group of volunteers who offer to take elderly,
infirm or disabled people to attend a hospital, doctor, dentist, optician or any other medical appointment
The service is only provided in Romsey,
Romsey Extra, Ampfield and Braishfield
We can also provide transport to enable
people to visit relatives in hospital

To request Transport

Please telephone a Co-ordinator  on one of the numbers below
between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday if possible giving at
least five days clear notice (not including weekends)

08450 94 96 71       08450 94 96 72       08450 94 96 73
08450 94 96 74     08450 94 96 75     08450 94 96 76

Please try an alterative number if you fail to reach your first choice

All co-ordinators work independently from the same client details and list of drivers
so please ensure you make a note of the co-ordinator and drivers names
dealing with your journey

About Romsey UK

Romsey is a small market town in the county of Hampshire, England. It is 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Southampton and 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Winchester, neighbouring the village of North Baddesley. Just under 15,000 people live in Romsey, which has an area of about 4.93 square kilometers. Romsey lies on the River Test, which is famous for fly fishing, predominantly trout. It is one of the principal towns in the Test Valley Borough. A large Norman abbey dominates the centre of the town. Romsey was home of the 20th-century soldier and statesman Lord Mountbatten of Burma, the 19th-century British prime minister Lord Palmerston, and the 17th-century philosopher and economist William Petty. Romsey is twinned with Paimpol in Brittany, France, and Battenberg, Germany.

Romsey History

Middle Ages to the Civil War

The name Romsey is believed to have originated from the term Rūm's Eg, meaning "Rum's area surrounded by marsh". Rum is probably an abbreviated form of a personal name, like Rumwald (glorious leader).

What was to become Romsey Abbey was founded in 907. Nuns, led by Elflaeda daughter of Edward the Elder, son of Alfred the Great, founded a community — at his direction — in what was then a small village. Later, King Edgar refounded the nunnery, about 960, as a Benedictine house under the rule of St. Ethelflaeda whose devotional acts included chanting psalms while standing naked in the cold water of the River Test.
The village swelled alongside the religious community. The Vikings ran-sacked Romsey in 993, burning down the church. But the village recovered, and the abbey was rebuilt in stone in about 1000. The religious community flourished as a seat of learning, especially for the children of the nobility. A market was established outside the abbey gates.
The Normans built the large current abbey that dominates the town (between c. 1120 and 1140) on the site of the original Saxon church. By 1240, 100 nuns lived in the convent.

King Henry I granted Romsey its first charter. This allowed a market to be held every Sunday, and a four-day annual fair in May. In the 13th century, Henry III permitted an additional fair in October.

The lucrative woollen industry appears to have powered Romsey's growth during the Middle Ages. Wool was woven and then fulled or pounded with wooden hammers whilst being washed. It was dyed, and then exported from nearby Southampton.

Romsey continued to grow and prosper until plague struck the town in 1348-9. The Black Death is thought to have killed up to half of the Romsey's population of 1000. The number of nuns fell as low as 19. Prosperity never returned to the abbey. It was finally suppressed by Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539. Many religious buildings were destroyed during this time.
But the abbey was saved from demolition because part of it was a parish church for the people of Romsey. The town purchased the abbey from the Crown for £100 in 1544. Ironically, the part of the abbey that had saved the abbey, the church of St Lawrence, was then demolished.

By the mid-16th century Romsey's population was about 1,500; its woollen and tanning industries fuelled growth. On 6 April 1607 King James I granted the town a charter making it a borough. This gave official status to an informal local government that had been running the affairs of the town since the Dissolution of Romsey Abbey in 1539. Romsey could now have a corporation comprising a mayor, six aldermen and twelve chief burgesses, with a town clerk for 'office work'. Furthermore, there was to be a local law court under a Court Recorder, assisted by two sergeants-at-mace. Over all, was the prestigious position of High Steward, the first of whom was the Earl of Southampton. (Lord Brabourne, grandson of Lord Mountbatten of Burma, is the current High Steward.)

Romsey changed hands several times during the English Civil War. Both Royalist and Parliamentary or Roundhead troops occupied and plundered the town. Royalists remained in control of the borough until January 1645.

18th to 20th centuries

The town's woollen industry survived until the middle of the 18th century, but was beaten by competition from the north of England. However, new fast-growing enterprises soon filled the gap with brewing, papermaking and sack making, all reliant upon the abundant waters of the Test.
By 1794 a canal connected Romsey to Redbridge — at the mouth of the River Test — and Andover to the north but within 50 years had largely fallen into disuse. Industry continued to grow. Romsey was a reasonably large town for the early 19th century: its population was 4,274 in the first census of 1801, compared with just 8,000 for Southampton.

Despite the arrival of the railway in 1847 the expansion slowed and whilst its population had grown to 5,654 in 1851 it then stagnated and by the time of the census half a century later (1901) the population was just 5,597.

Lord Palmerston, the 19th-century British Prime Minister, was born and lived at Broadlands, a large country estate on the outskirts of the town. His statue stands in the Market Place outside the Town Hall.

The Willis Fleming family of North Stoneham Park were major landowners at Romsey from the 17th until early 20th centuries, and were lords of the manors of Romsey Infra and Romsey Extra.

Romsey was famous for making collapsible boats during the 19th and early 20th centuries, invented by the Rev. Edward Lyon Berthon in 1851. The Berthon Boatyard in Romsey made the boats from 1870 until 1917. They were used as lifeboats on ocean-going liners.

Broadlands later became the home of Lord Mountbatten of Burma, known locally as "Lord Louis". He was buried in Romsey Abbey after being killed in an IRA bomb explosion in Ireland on 27 August 1979. In 1947, Mountbatten was given his earldom and the lesser title "Baron Romsey, of Romsey in the County of Southampton".
After Lord Mountbatten of Burma died, his titles passed to his elder daughter, Lady Brabourne, who thus became Lady Mountbatten of Burma. Her eldest son was styled by the courtesy title "Lord Romsey" until he inherited the title of Lord Brabourne in 2005.

The Prince and Princess of Wales spent the first night of their honeymoon at Broadlands.
Embley Park, a country estate located on the outskirts of Romsey was the home of Florence Nightingale, most famous for her pioneering work as a nurse and sanitary reform during the Crimean war and for laying the foundation of modern nursing. Florence is said to have had her calling from God whilst being sat under a giant cedar tree in the grounds of Embley Park on 7 February 1837. The site is now home to a private school, reminders of Florence's formative years are all around the house and estate.
Nightingale is buried in the family vault at St. Margaret Church in East Wellow, located on the outskirts of Romsey. Her coffin was taken by train from London to Romsey Station where a horse drawn carriage completed the journey to the church for a simple funeral at the request of Florence.

During 2007 Romsey celebrated the 400th Anniversary of the granting of its Charter by King James I with a programme of events from March through September, including a visit on 8 June from the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. Subsequently. the cost of the visit has created some local political controversy


Romsey today appears to be in sound economic health. Whilst there is significant commuting out of the town for work - particularly to Southampton and Winchester, and also, to some extent, London - it could not be described as a dormitory town.
Whilst heavy industry in the town has long since declined, three industrial and trading estates focus mainly on service industries and small-scale manufacturing. Three major scientific and high technology employers — Roke Manor Research, Southampton Science Park and IBM — have large establishments in the nearby countryside.
The recently renovated town centre contains a Waitrose, and Aldi supermarkets, a small department store, and over 100 other retail outlets of various kinds, including both high street chains and local independent shops.
There is concern about the decline of local independent shops due to the high business rates, and threat from large supermarkets.

Sadler's Mill

Watermills have played an important part in Romsey's history as an industrial town. The Doomsday Book of 1086 provides the earliest record of watermills in Romsey, which identifies three (possibly four) mills.
Sadler's Mill is probably the best known of Romsey's surviving mills and is apparently the only mill to be developed on the main course of the River Test. The existence of Sadler's Mill is first recorded in the 16th century, when it was owned by the manor of Great and Little Spursholt. Functioning as a corn and grist mill, it has passed through a succession of owners including Lord Palmerston who rebuilt it in 1747 and sold it in 1777 to one Benjamin Dawkins. Following another succession of owners it returned to the Broadlands estate in 1889. Milling ceased in 1932, when the mill building became redundant. The Broadlands estate sold the building in 2003, at which point it was close to collapse having been derelict for many years. The new owners, Anthony and Sarah de Sigley, restored the building in 2005, rebuilding much of the original structure. During the restoration evidence of an earlier structure was found; carbon 14 dating established the age of this to be circa 1650.

Romsey has its own parliamentary constituency. Its current MP is Caroline Nokes of the Conservative Party. Elected in the general election on 6 May 2010, she ousted the Liberal Democrat MP Sandra Gidley with a 4.5% swing to Conservative from Liberal Democrat and a majority of 4,156 votes. Gidley had held the seat since a by-election in 2000.
Notable buildings

Romsey Abbey

Romsey Abbey is a Norman abbey, originally built as a Benedictine foundation, housing a community of Benedictine nuns. The abbey is open daily to visitors as well as being the Anglican Parish church of Romsey.

King John's House

King John's House & Tudor Cottage was allegedly a hunting lodge used by King John of England whilst hunting in the New Forest. However, the existing building dates from much later. It does contain a number of extremely unusual and exciting historical features, including medieval wall decorations and graffiti, as well as a floor made of animal bones.

Places of interest

Broadlands - Stately home

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens - Gardens and arboretum

Mottisfont Abbey - National Trust property with nationally renowned rose collection

Paultons Park - Children's theme park

Romsey Rapids - Leisure pool and gym


The Mayor's Picnic takes place in early-mid summer and is held in Romsey's Memorial Park. There is music performed by local schools, a variety of stalls, and the popular Duck Race, in which numbered plastic ducks 'race' each other along the river Test, to be scrupulously retrieved before awarding a prize to whoever chose the winning duck.

The Beggars Fair is held in the streets and pubs of Romsey on the second Saturday in July. It is a free festival featuring all types of music, together with dance and other street entertainment.
Romsey Carnival takes place during a week in July with the highlight being the procession through the streets of Romsey on the final Sunday afternoon.

The Romsey Show is a large agricultural show that takes place every September at Broadlands. The show is one of the oldest in England, held annually since 1842. In addition, Broadlands has twice hosted the CLA Game Fair, the largest agricultural show in the world, most recently in July 2006.

The Winter Carnival takes places each year when Romsey's Christmas lights are switched on.

The Romsey Arts Festival occurs every 3 years, showcasing talent from in and around the local area.

Romsey Charter Celebrations 1607-2007 Programme of Events ran from 21 March to 30 September 2007.

Romsey Classic Car Show is a charity event that has been running on Boxing Day since 2002, attracting hundreds of pre-1976 vehicles to the town centre car parks.

Romsey UK

Woodley Village Hall


Community Coffee Shop

Next date

Friday June 24th

10pm - 12 noon

Pop in to our friendly, informal Coffee Shop. Enjoy a chat and a cup of coffee with a slice of cake. Meet new friends, or why not have a hand or shoulder massage.

For more info ring
01794 519495


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Reg Calvert Book

 This is a well-written account of the early business and family life of Reg Calvert who lived for a while in a flat over Tates TV shop in Church St, Romsey.
He was well known for the dances he organised in the Drill Hall in Station Rd, Romsey

A must read available at Amazon.



Urgently need old photos of the Latimer Arms pub in Latimer St. Romsey. Also Whales Mini Supermarket in Winchester Rd halfway between the two railway bridges. Now Cycle World.

I can scan any photos for you if required.

If you can help please click HERE to contact Woodley Net





We are the amateur local historians and archaeologists for Romsey and district. Please click HERE for website




More Romsey News

Romsey's local newspaper

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Still broadcasting today

  Romsey Sea Cadets


Whether it’s team building, adventure training, unit-based sports and activities or sea-based cruises on one of the Sea Cadets training ships, the Sea Cadets is geared towards developing individual skills and personalities. As well as making friends with other cadets, each young person will gain valuable skills to benefit them in later life. Find out more by coming along to our Unit at

Romsey Sea Cadets Romsey Sports Field, Southampton Road, Romsey SO51 8AT

Tel: 01794 514387



Tues for 12/18 year olds

Thurs for 10/18 year olds




Where Dream Wedding Cakes

become reality

We also do catering and buffets etc.



Lockerley Mechanical Society

We are an informal group with interests including trains both real and model, vehicles, boats, planes, farm equipment ... in fact anything involving oil and spanners. We meet at 11.00am on the first Monday of each month at the Coffee Shop in Lockerley Memorial Hall and we also hold a quarterly pub lunch.  We are presently researching the history of Lockerley WW2 US Army camp. New members are very welcome. Contact Ian McKeand on 017 94 34 10 05 or just turn up at the Coffee Shop.

Click photo for lots more.


US Army in Lockerley 1944

Lockerley was the site of a huge storehouse for the US Army prior to the Invasion of Europe, established in October 1943 and largely obsolete by October 1944 by which time supplies were being sent direct to France. The depot was behind St Johns Church off of East Tytherley Rd and comprised 15 miles of sidings and 134 covered sheds. After the US army left and a period of use by the Royal Army Ordnance Corps it closed in the 1950s and now nothing but slight earth disturbance remains.

Woodley Scouts Recycling

Woodley Scouts now recycle printer cartridges and mobile phones/blackberries and similar palmtops. Collection points at Woodley Newsagents, and Meaders Garage Crampmoor



T & M Convenience Stores

7-9 Viney Avenue, Romsey

Tel: 01794 521019

Stuarts Cleaners


Specialising in commercial & office cleaning.


Free no obligation quotes.


Tel: 07977 752500


Grave Tending Services


A professional grave tending service that offers seasonal, monthly, and one time visits.



or call 07724 684941

Everything from repairing a fault or connecting your new light fittings to rewiring your whole house

Tel: 02380 731205

Mobile: 07770 385881

Luzborough Camp memories


Hi Romsonians, Mike Thomas here in the USA. I would like to ask anyone that has pictures and/or information on LUZBOROUGH CAMP from the late 40's and early 50's to send them to me at > 


I am preparing to write a memoir and would like to add pictures and to possibly jog my memories of those early days when I lived there. For large photo click HERE  Luzborough camp was located at the corner of Luzborough Lane and Botley Rd, just south of Baddesley. Thank you in advance for your help, Regards ... Mike