A Conversation for parkruns of the Isle of Wight and Hampshire

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Post 1

Bluebottle

Curiously, Andover is this week's parkrun profile:
http://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2018/11/27/parkrun-profile-andover/
Though when I ran it we weren't allowed on the flat sports field in the top photo and had to run on the cambered slope to the right of where everyone is running.

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Post 2

Icy North

You might want to add that North Harbour was for many decades the UK HQ of IBM, and that it’s then-futuristic building was a filming location for Doctor Who on more than one occasion.


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Post 3

Bluebottle

I know it appears in 'Revelations of the Daleks'smiley - tardis:
http://www.doctorwholocations.net/locations/ibmnorthharbourbuilding
Talking of IVMI've run round the grounds of IBM Hursley a few times – they've got the grounds of a picture-perfect Queen Anne Mansion with an immaculate cricket pitch linked to concrete carbuncles. IBM Hursley has quite a debauched reputation locally, with rumours of wife-swapping and orgies happening in the 80s and 90s…

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Post 4

Icy North

I visited Hursley once, but I can't remember why - it certainly wan't for the activities you describe. Probably an interview.

It's funny how these places get reputations - probably perpetuated by those who live nearby and don't know what goes on behind the barbed wire, etc.

The Admiralty offices in Portland (now redeveloped) were forever associated with the spy scandal.


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