Hedge End Launch 2013 Calendar

Hedge End Town Council, keen to take advantage of the festive shopping season, have launched their “Past & Present” calendar for 2013.

Developed over the last few months under the direction of the Community & Culture Committee, the A4 spirally-bound calendar is printed on top-quality glossy paper and features photographs of Hedge End Village as it was then and as it is now.

The biggest changes are to be seen in the photographs of Northam Road as it passes through the Village Centre. Elsewhere it is surprising how little Hedge End Village has changed, with the most obvious differences being the development of modern roads and pavements.

Although this fund-raising idea has been tried successfully in other Councils around the country, including Alton in Hampshire, this is a new venture for Hedge End Town Council, who plan to use the proceeds from the sale of the calendar to subsidise community events within Hedge End. 

The Hedge End Past & Present calendar costs £5 and is currently available from Hedge End Town Council Offices which are situated in the 2000 Centre, or from Hedge End Post Office.

Hedge End Town Council are likely to repeat this exercise in future years and would like to hear from anybody who has suitable photographs that could be used.

Ray Turner

Formerly a Civil-Servant and IT Specialist at ONS, Ray is now semi-retired and spare-time self-employed. He contributes to Eastleigh News on a voluntary basis and is also an administrator for the site. 

  2 comments for “Hedge End Launch 2013 Calendar

  1. Botley fan
    September 21, 2012 at 9:26 am

    LOL – who in their right mind would want a calendar of Hedge End (apart from half a dozen councillors) – a crossroads with no redeeming features. However, the ‘past’ photos are guaranteed to look a great deal better than the present urban sprawl. On reflection, perhaps the calendar should captured the remaining green spaces before further building development by the Lib Dems concretes the remaining green spaces.

    • September 21, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      Thanks (I think) Botley Fan.

      I could take you to certain areas within the Parish boundary of Botley that are none too special actually. Its got more to do with the style of housing and when it was built, than anything else…

      I agree that it is interesting to note that the calendar doesn’t show the fields that Grange Park was built on, or the fields that are about to be built on…

      Maybe next year eh?

      So if anybody’s got photo’s of those fields,
      please let the Council have a copy…!

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