Grant to Micheldever Station Community: 180th Anniversary

The Dever Society are to hold a range of activities to celebrate the creation of the community at Micheldever Station resulting from the arrival of the London to Southampton Railway in 1840. Plans include a week end of events ; an exhibition to include material already held in the community with the intention of stimulating interest and gaining more material of historic significance, a talk to launch the week-end with a speaker who will place Andover Road Station in the context of the massive social changes attendant upon the coming of the Railways and a public celebration on the Sunday.

The exhibition material will be designed in such a way that it can be transported and mounted in different venues. The Society plan to approach the Record Office; local schools; Willis Museum, and specific interest groups.

Material will be digitized, and available on a website

To use the information gleaned as a result of this exhibition and publish a booklet. (A4, 20 pages, colour) Micheldever Station Community 1840 – 2020.

Any original material coming to light as a result of this event will be offered to the Record Office.

This event was planned for May 2020 – this has now been postponed due to the restrictions necessitated by the outbreak of coronavirus