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Terrier replenishing its water tanks at Havant My family moved to Hayling in 1949 when I was just four years old. We frequently used the train and as children my friend and I enjoyed playing on the tracks and along the adjacent shore. I had the privilege of travelling on the Hayling Billy twice daily during term time [...]

The billy passing over the viaduct at sunset I was born and lived on Hayling Island as a child; my mother was a dancer and taught there. I travelled on the Billy Line from as young as three months old. My grandmother used to take me, I used to go to school in Woking so would travel on [...]

Triggs house behind the station buildings where Martin and others had their bicycles stored for 3d per week. Martin moved from Birmingham to Hayling Island because his sister was sick with asthma; she went to St Patrick's the open-air school. She came down two years before the family, but her asthma was so much better that the whole [...]

The railway viaduct where Brian and his school friends would 'grope' for mullet. As a child I lived in Hayling at 117 Kings Rd. My father used to work at Hayling Fairground; it's where he met my mother. They got married and I have fond memories of my childhood there. Hayling was a different place then, we'd have [...]