Enham Alamein, Little London and Smannell
In 1919 a consortium of London businessmen purchased Enham Place - a country house that until then dominated the tiny scattered hamlet of Enham - and started a rehabilitation centre for disabled men from the First World War. Enham Place was demolished in 1939, replaced by Enham Industries - where victims of the war helped to make Nissen huts and barrage balloons. The village grew as more houses were donated by people who value the work of the Enham Village Centre. The village became Enham-Alamein when Egyptian donors gave substantial funds for further building in gratitude to those who saved Egypt from occupation.

Smannell is thought to mean 'The place of the swineherds', a clearing in the forest where pigs were encouraged to grub out trees and undergrowth. The area has been settled since pre-historic times; two Roman roads met here - the Portway and the Harroway and today five roads meet at the British Oak inn. Christ Church is however Victorian, designed by William White in 1857. Little London is a mixture of thatched cottages and modern buildings.

The picture is from the Test Valley tapestry, showing activities around Smannell and Enham.

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News
 
23 Nov 2014 Poppies and Poems at Harmony Woods
5 Oct 2014 Andover Trees United holds Family Day in Harmony Woods
6 Aug 2014 Enham Trust Sculpture Unveiled (1)
24 May 2014 Sir George opens Walled Garden at Enham Alamein
28 Jul 2013 Songs of Praise held at Christ Church Smannell to say Farewell to Rev Thomas Wharton and family
21 Jul 2013 Enham says Farewell to Rev Thomas Wharton
25 May 2013 Little London holds Village fete
1 Mar 2013 Enham Post Office wins Award
7 Dec 2012 Andover Trees United plants trees off Anton Lane
20 Oct 2012 Enham Alamein commemorates 70th Anniversary
18 Oct 2012 HRH The Princess Anne celebrates the planting of Diamond Jubilee Woodland
4 Jun 2012 Little London and Smannell hold Diamond Jubilee Celebration
17 Jun 2011 Sir George opens Coopers Chase
17 Dec 2010 Andover Young Carers hold Christmas Party
7 Nov 2010 Enham bids Farewell to Mike Smith
3 Oct 2009 Enham Alamein holds Hog Roast
13 Jun 2009 Enham hold Fun Day
8 May 2009 Barclays help out at Enham
19 Dec 2008 Andover Young Carers hold Christmas Party
2 Mar 2008 Bishop of Winchester dedicates new Chancel Cross
6 Dec 2007 Lights switched on at Enham Alamein
24 Aug 2007 Airfield Campaign holds a Third Public Meeting
10 Aug 2007 County Councillor weighs in against Tesco
8 Aug 2007 The politicians talk to the camera
8 Aug 2007 Tesco Protest hits the TV News
4 Aug 2007 Andover Airfield Campaign build up Momentum
12 Feb 2007 Sir George backs School Building Appeal
27 Jan 2007 Sir George re-opens refurbished shop
5 Oct 2006 Post Office Petition goes to Secretary of State
11 Sep 2006 Sir George backs Enham Post Office petition
9 Jun 2006 Sir George opens new Storage Facility at Finkley
20 May 2006 Sir George looks at plans for Enham Alamein
24 Mar 2006 Local Councillors and MP review road safety in Enham Alamein
1 Apr 2005 Sir George and Pat West congratulate Enham on their Pools Triumph
14 Nov 2004 Bishop rededicates St Pauls Church Centre
16 Jan 2004 Sir George warns on local income tax (Test Valley version)
12 Apr 2003 Local election battle moves to King Arthurs Way
27 Sep 2002 Sir George opens new link at Smannell and Enham School
20 Jul 2002 Enham's Spaced Out Theatre Company performs at Cricklade
5 Jul 2002 Sir George attacks Government planning proposals
18 Apr 2001 Enham Trust take delivery of new bus from local supplier
10 Mar 2001 Sir George opens Painting Exhibition
17 Oct 2000 Watership Down Author raises funds for local charity
20 Sep 2000 Sir George presents Computers for Schools at Tescos
 
Local Links
 
Tesco proposals - your views
Page showing the current results of online poll
Enham Alamein Parish Council
A new site opened in Summer 2008.
Test Valley Borough Council
which is the local authority for the area that includes Andover
Enham Industries and Enham Village Centre
Strangely, Enham Industries and the Village cantre have a web url that appears to be "closed to visitors" - http://www.enham.co.uk. But you can see their details here.
History of Enham Alamein
Interesting background at RootsWeb.
Councillor Pat West
Pat is Test Valley Borough Councillor for the Harrow Way Ward and also a County Councillor. Her email address is info@councillorpatwest.org.uk.
Mobile Library
This page at Hantsnet provides the library times for Enham and Smannell.
Frenches Lodge Bed and Breakfast, Little London
Charles & Gilly Radford offer dinner as well as bed and breakfast.

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