The schoolboys have long gone but the houses in Fairfields Road, give or take a few chimneys and a bit or re-roofing, are still the same.
This Council owned recreation ground is now home to a tennis club and a bowling club. It was previously a small park and the original location for the bandstand now in the Memorial Park.
During the 1930s the boys at the nearby Fairfields school regularly competed in the Winchester music festival. The boys in the earlier photograph would now be well into their 80s.