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English South Coast (Eastleigh) Wikipedia Meetup Number 1[edit]

Date and time: Sunday 23rd November 2014 — 12:30 onwards[edit]

Location: The Wagon Works Pub, 28 Southampton Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9FJ[edit]

Includes a 'behind the scenes' tour of Eastleigh's railway works 14:00 - 15:00 hrs[edit]



We have been very fortunate that Barry Stephens of Arlington Fleet Services has been so kind as to offer us a free tour of the historic Eastleigh Works.

The tour will start at 14:00 hrs and is limited to 20 persons.

For those wishing to come, we will be departing from The Wagon Works pub at 13:45.

If you wish to have lunch at the pub beforehand, we would advise arriving at the pub at about 12:30 to give enough time to finish your meal without rushing.

The tour should last approximately one hour, but could overrun.

All going well, we will meet back at the pub at about 15:30.


Please add your name to this list if you can make it to the meetup (it helps us calculate how many tables & chairs we will need).

Note that people of all ages are welcome!

Please also invite any people you know who may be interested in coming – spread the word...




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Jaguar, if you've never been to a meetup before, then you must come. It will be great to meet you.Face-smile.svg -- Marek.69 talk 19:15, 14 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]


  • Sorry can't make it but thanks for the invite anyway.Richard Nowell (talk) 15:11, 25 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  • Thank you for the kind invitation, but alas I won't be joining you. Edwardx (talk) 16:55, 7 November 2014 (UTC)+1[reply]
  • On 23 November I'm helping to operate the layout "Millanford" at Warley National 2014. --Redrose64 (talk; at English Wikipedia) 14:02, 19 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  • While I'd love to come for a depot tour, I'm afraid I'm heading to Bristol this weekend. Another time perhaps. -mattbuck (Talk) 20:58, 19 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  • Unfortunely I'm committed to something in Warwickshire that day (I could have done with being in at least four places at once on the 23rd!). Thryduulf (en.wikt,en.wp,commons) 01:24, 20 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pity as I'm quite local and recognise a few names here, but it's the final F1 race of the season, so I'm otherwise engaged. Next time though. Ranger Steve (talk) 15:03, 21 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  • Gordo (talk) 17:01, 21 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  • Derek Doling ERPS

About the meetup[edit]

  • Casual chat, maybe with a focus on improving local articles. Members of local history society may be joining us.
  • History of Eastleigh


  • 12:30 We will be meeting up at the pub at 12:30. I have moved the time back by 30 minutes in order to beat the lunchtime rush for food and to give people time to have lunch + drink in time to go to the tour
  • 13:45 (for those who wish to attend) leave pub and walk to Eastleigh Railway Works
  • 15:15 - 15:30 We will be back at the pub for further discussion, edit/create local articles.

For those available to stay, the meetup will continue 'till late.

Location: The Wagon Works, Eastleigh[edit]

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The Wagon Works (formerly The Home Tavern) is a friendly family Wetherspoons pub in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

The Wagon Works pub is located directly across the road from Eastleigh railway station.(OSM) (GMap)

Address: 28 Southampton Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9FJ. Indian Election Symbol Telephone.png 023 8062 2670

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" When Eastleigh station was built in 1839, modern Eastleigh did not exist. It was then the small rural hamlet of Barton. At that time the combined population of Barton and nearby Eastley was fewer than 80 people. The new station, built by the London and South Western Railway at Barton was named Bishopstoke Junction, after the nearest village. In 1868 the villages of Barton and Eastley were combined into one parish. In 1891 the London and South Western Railway moved the Carriage and Wagon Works from Nine Elms in London to the area surrounding the station, creating the new Eastleigh Works; and at the same time relocating the railway workers and their families from London to the newly-constructed town. This was eventually renamed 'Eastleigh' in 1923. For more than 160 years, the pub on this site (formerly The Home Tavern) has been the first building seen by anyone arriving by train at Eastleigh station."

Getting there[edit]

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Southampton Airport (SOU), the 20th largest airport in the UK, is located in Eastleigh. Southampton Airport is served by a dedicated mainline railway station, Southampton Airport Parkway, which is the next station stop (5 minutes) from Eastleigh railway station.


Eastleigh is served by Eastleigh railway station, a mainline station on the South Western Main Line from London Waterloo (just 103 minutes away) and Winchester to Southampton, Bournemouth and Poole, with a fast and frequent service to those places. It is also the junction station for two other routes, the Eastleigh-Fareham Line and the Eastleigh-Romsey Line.


Eastleigh is also located close to the junction between the M3 motorway and M27 motorway, giving easy road access to Southampton, Winchester, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and places in between.

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There is a taxi rank outside the railway station and outside Sainsburys supermarket/Blueline bus station (5 minutes)


National Express coaches (among others) from London, stop at the Blueline bus station. Times & Fares


Koffer Hotel.svg Holiday Inn, Premier Inn and Travelodge (next door to The Wagon Works pub) all have hotels in the town.

To do[edit]

any other suggestions?

Articles to improve:[edit]

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Some articles of local interest:[edit]

Articles for creation[edit]