Virtual Tour - Wesleyan Soldier's home

You've made it to the site of the former Wesleyan Soldier's home in North Camp at the end of Queens Avenue at the junction with Lynchford Road, and which was later renamed to the Harrington Soldier's home. Major changes in this area have seen the rerouting of the end of Queens Avenue and this entire area cleared of all buildings, making way for trees and grassed areas. The only remnants of the former junction with Queen's Avenue is in the form of a slight enclave in the road (Image 5).

Where to now? To the South runs Queens Avenue, bisected by Duke of Connaught's Road, with the old Brigade School and the former sites of the North Camp fire station, Blenheim Barracks, Malplaquet Barracks, Oudenarde Barracks, Tournay Barracks, Ramilies Barracks and Lille Barracks close by, with the busy Lynchford Road opposite and Alexandra Road and the Wesleyan Church and Church Institute to the West. Also in close proximity are Camp Road and Peabody Road, with Redvers Buller Road and The Glasshouse nearby in the Marlborough Lines area. The former site of the Connaught National Hospital is also nearby to the East. For the full list of locations nearby, pick where you want to go next from the menu on the right.
Demolished - Gone but not forgotten. Image copyright
Quick tip Take a look at images 1, 2 and 5 for an authentic 'now and then' comparison.

Click on an image to see how the Wesleyan Soldier's home has changed over the years. (Remember to scroll down to see the larger images).

1. Date NA 2. 1914 3. 1939 4. 1967
5. 2007 6. 2011

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Original copyright to image 1 lay with Raphael Tuck & Sons. Efforts were made to establish copyright provisions. If you feel copyright has been breached please contact us. Image and thumbnail 2 is reproduced courtesy of the Francis Frith Collection. Image and thumbnail 3 is reproduced courtesy of St Andrews University. The major archive of monochrome topographical views by James Valentine & Co. is held by the University of St Andrews Library. For further details of this collection please contact the Library, or refer to Image and thumbnail 4 is reproduced courtesy of Hampshire Library and Information Service.

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