IN 1867, with a population of 5,426, the licensed trade had no shortage of premises in Andover.

The list [below] was compiled from a Post Office directory of that year.

I believe the Junction Hotel, which until recently stood at the bottom of Station Approach, has been omitted.

I understand that this was built when the railway came to Andover from London the early 1850s.

High Street: Chequers Inn, Star and Garter, George Inn, Angel, Globe Hotel and Black Swan.

Bridge Street: Railway Inn, New Inn, Wight Bells and White Hart.

London Street: King’s Head, Red Lion and Rising Sun.

Winchester Street: Wellington Inn, Lamb and Masons Arms.

The Acre: Andover Arms (Borough Arms).

New Street: Elephant Inn, Pelican and Bishops Blaize.

Rack Close: Carpenters Arms.

Chantry Street: Eagle and Victoria Arms.

London Road: Queen Charlotte.

Weyhill Road; Railway Tavern.

Folly: Folly Inn.

In addition, there were 12 premises selling various cider, beer, porter, wine and spirits.There were two breweries and two coopers making oak barrels.

Derek Weeks, Martin Way, Andover.