The Thursday market, Leigh Rd precinct, Eastleigh. Photographed in June 2006.
Looking along Wells Place from the Market Street entrance to the Swan Centre, June 2006. The Swan Centre shopping
mall has had the biggest single influence on the town centre over the last twenty years, and is set to expand over the next
few years, to include a multiplex cinema, bowling and restaurants.
One of the attractive malls within the Swan Centre. This one roughly follows the line of the part of Market street
demolished for the 1974 Tesco store, which itself was incorperated into the Swan Centre. Photographed June 2006.
Looking along Wells Place (Factory Rd) from the junction with Market St. June 2006.
Two photographs, above and below of Market Street looking north from the junction with Wells Place. June
2006. Notice the covered promenade on the left hand side of the street, this extends the length of Market St, Leigh Rd precinct
and High St, making it possible to shop in the dry in inclement weather. The old fashioned pull out canopies, a trade mark
of old time Eastleigh have now all but disappeared.
Eastleigh doesn't stand still. This is the Junction of Blenheim Rd and Southampton Rd, June 2006. The building work
is for a new block of flats, and is on the site of the now demolished Unity Club / Breezers night club, which itself
was built on the old bus station site during the 1980's.
Ground level car park alongside the Swan Centre and Southampton Rd / Wells Place roundabout. At this point in time,
June 2006, this site is scheduled for an extension to the Swan Centre, where Vue will operate a multiplex cinema. A multi
lane bowling alley and restaurants.
The ramp leading to upper level parking in the Swan Centre. June 2006. It will be interesting to see how this
is incorperated into the proposed cinema development.
Another view of the ground level Swan Centre car park. June 2006.
Covered promenade, High Street looking south towards the Swan Centre, and below north toward the Rec. June 2006.
High Street, Swan Centre entrance in the background. June 2006