BRIDGE Street, before the Andover by-pass was opened, carried the A303 through the heart of the town.

Traffic on this street had to negotiate the level crossing on the Sprat and Winkle line down from Andover Junction railway station to Andover Town station, as well as a set of traffic lights set for the staggered junctions of High Street, London Street and Winchester Street, all managing two-way traffic!

The following images are from the collection of Jeffery Saunders. They represent a truly transitional period for the town in the late 1960s.

The Andover Advertiser is always interested in photographs of yesteryear depicting town and village life down the years.

We are especially interested in colour images from living memory and especially before the town redevelopment in the 1960s.

If you have any interesting photographs that you are willing to lend or give, please send them to Derek Kane, 2b Union Street, Andover, SP10 1PA or e-mail