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Ganger Camp Photos
Entrance to Ganger Camp, Braishfield Rd. 1957 (Now Woodley Close)
L/R:- Eileen Way, ??, Eli Way, John Way and Mrs Way. (Names not confirmed)
Eli Way and John Way
Eli Way, Mrs Way and John Way
John Way and Eli Way
Top end of second row at Ganger Camp Woodley Romsey
Concrete dwellings at Ganger Camp (Now 23 to 29 Woodley Close)
Valda Reeves in the "Front Row" of Ganger camp, Woodley Romsey
Kay Reeves left with Mrs Woods in background.
Some Young Ladies At Ganger Camp, Woodley Romsey
Jenny Woods, Janice Gerrard, Beryl Woods, Jackie Woods, Susan Murphy and Sylvia Andrews
The Scivier family with John Osman (Right) at Ganger Camp, Woodley Romsey
Eileen Connell & daughter Annette at Ganger Camp Woodley 1950's
"Front Row" huts at Ganger Camp, Woodley Romsey in 1958
Photo taken by a Mr Barr
United States Air Force drop by..
On Friday July 19th 1957 one of the largest helicopters in the world, a Vertol H21 from the United States Air Force, made a force landing in a field next to Ganger Camp (Woodley Close).
It spent nearly 21 hours grounded. The red and silver 22-seater twin rotor machine, came from Braintree in Essex. It had left its base with a crew of four to fly to Exeter. It refuelled at Greenham Common, and took a different course to avoid bad weather. Visibility then got so poor that it made an emergency landing in Woodley, Romsey. No one got hurt. A nice gesture by the Americans was to let dozens of local children go on board to have a look around. Third from right in photo is Brian Osman.
thanks to Richard Bird for photo..
Water Tower at entrance to Ganger Camp Woodley
by Braishfield Road
Mr Guerino Pipitone (Pip)
Romsey Community School, Hampshire
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Mr Pipitone sadly died on January 26th 2006
Luzborough Camp Memories
by Mike Thomas
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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
Recent aerial photo of the site
Aerial photo taken in 1945