Twenty-one reasons you know you’re from Andover...

1. You have been spooked by the White Lady while running over the Iron Bridge at Ladies’ Walk.

2. You don’t normally take much notice of the Millennium Man but when someone vandalises him you feel a great outrage.

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3. You remember the bird aviary which was previously the band stand in Vigo Recreational Park.

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4. You get your cinema snacks from Asda, because why else would they have built it on top of a supermarket?

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5. Sledging on the golf course is the only away to spend a snow day.

6. You wonder why they don’t just rename Bank Holiday Monday ‘the day after Silly Sunday’.

7. You like to remind anyone and everyone that Katie Piper is from Andover.

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8. You probably weren’t born in Andover!

9. You tell everyone Andover is great because it is near everywhere else.

10. You like to moan that there is nothing in the town centre, but also that there are too many coffee shops/charity shops/barbers/nail bars/all of the above.

11. You have held a chick/rabbit or groomed a horse at Finkley Down Farm.

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12. You remember the mile-long queue when McDonalds opened in the Chantry Centre.

13. You are happy ‘The Folly’ is now called 'The Folly' again after a shaky few years 

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14. Those of a certain age had their first kiss at one of the Leisure Centre Snap Discos.

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15. You struggle to resist the urge to treat yourself to something from Burbidge’s Bakery.

16. You were awestruck by the wall of sweets in Harvey’s sweet shop.

17. Walworth will forever be known as that place where you played a 5-a-side football tournament, rather than a business park.

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18. You refer to the astro turf at Charlton as ‘The Azzy’.

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19. You know who made ‘Wild Thing’ famous.

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20. You’ve risked missing a train to say hello to Jess the train station cat.

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21. As a child you attended an open day at Andover Fire Station.

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