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Eastleigh is situated between Winchester and Southampton in Hampshire. It was the birth place of many mighty Southern steam locomotives and the scene of the Spitfire’s inaugural flight in 1936. Eastleigh’s Market Street was made famous by Benny Hill, comedian and one-time milkman of Eastleigh, in his 1971 song Ernie, The Fastest Milkman In The West!

Other famous Eastleigh residents have included people as diverse as:
Noel Croucher, founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and millionaire philanthropist, was born in a terraced house in High Street in 1891.
Tommy Green (b 1894), Gold medal winning race walker at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, lived and worked in Eastleigh.
Colonel Sir Arthur Edwin Young, KBE, CMG, CVO, KPM Commissioner of the City of London Police, 1950 to 1971, was born in Chamberlayne Road in 1907.
Chrystabel Leighton-Porter, the model behind World War 2 cartoon character Jane, was born here in 1913.
Vince Hawkins, British Middle Weight boxing champion 1946 to 1948, worked at Eastleigh’s locomotive Shed.
Heinz Burt, Musician, was raised in Eastleigh from age 7 and was employed at the Railway Works at one time.
Scott Mills, Radio 1 DJ/presenter, was raised in Eastleigh and attended Crestwood Community School.
Colin Firth, Oscar winning actor, was a student at Barton Peveril 6th Form College.

Wikipedia lists 18 significant people to come from the Eastleigh area.

In 2006, Channel 4’s Best and Worst Places to Live put Eastleigh in 9th place (from the top!). Their survey gave it 4 out of 5. That’s not bad, but they did call the town “Ugly!”

If you are thinking of moving to Eastleigh, or you are looking for a little local help, the information and links below may be of interest to you. If you don’t find what you want, contact us and we may be able to point you in the right direction.

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Below are some helpful sites:

Local organisations Emmanuel has links with

4th Eastleigh Scouts
Cherbourg’s Little Stars Pre-School – Not run by Emmanuel but based in our church hall
Cherbourg Primary School
Eastleigh Borough Council
Churches Together In Eastleigh & Bishopstoke
Eastleigh Street Pastors
Fairtrade in Eastleigh Borough
Hampshire County Council
Quilley School of Engineering
Barton Peveril 6th Form College

Other interesting Eastleigh links

Eastleigh’s Wikipedia entry A more or less reliable portrait of the town
Eastleigh News Eastleigh’s local news, issues and events on-line magazine
Eastleigh local news from the Southern Daily Echo
A Brief History of Eastleigh From its origins as a New Town in the late 19th century
Eastleigh Photograph Archive Historic local photographs
Francis Frith Historic photographs and maps of Eastleigh
Southern E-Group Historic photographs of Eastleigh Railway Works
Eastleigh Works Web site Website for workers at Eastleigh Railway Works

For information about buying or renting existing or new homes in Eastleigh, including some key facts about the town:

To find other businesses and facilities in the town centre:
Eastleigh Town Talk
Hampshire County Council: Eastleigh Town Information
Town Pages: Eastleigh

For general information about the Borough:
Eastleigh Borough Council

For information and advice on moving to the County:
Hampshire County Council: Moving to Hampshire

For practical help and support when needed
Eastleigh Basics Bank
Eastleigh Good Neighbours
Eastleigh Citizens Advice Bureau

Health Matters
Winchester and Eastleigh NHS Trust
Eastleigh Doctors
Eastleigh Dentists
Nearest Hospitals

Hampshire Constabulary Eastleigh District

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