Aldershot, Union Street 1935
Memories of Aldershot, Union Street 1935
Christine Williams We were best friends at Manor Park County Secondary School for girls, Aldershot 1962 – 1968. We were also in the Girl Guides together at 2nd Aldershot Girl Guides. Photos to follow: 1) Girl Guides Red Indian war dance, with Captain Kim Greenway on the far right. Mary Gemson is in the white Red Indian outfit; I am dancing behind her with just my head showing. My friend, Christine Williams is in the foreground in a brown outfit with straight, shoulder-length hair. 2) Two Girl Guides are Christine Mitchell (me) on the left, and Janet Davies with whom I often camped. Manor Park was a large park surrounded with trees, which hosted events during the year ...Read full memory
My first full time job, Woolworths, Union Road, what a job that was.
Memories of Aldershot
My mother and father were married in St Andrews garrison church in 1944 Mum was a cook in the NAFFI and my dad was stationed on the camp after coming back from France following Dunkirk with damage to his legs
In 1956 I was 8 years old and I had to have a minor operation at the Cottage Hospital. I remember it was warm and clean and I was treated so well by the lovely nurses; I didn't want to go home. Actually, my mum didn't come and collect me when I was ready to leave, they had to call at my house and ask her to take me home. I felt sad leaving the hospital, it was better than living at home.
I used to work in this pub with my sister. It's 4 walls have set the scene for many a drama! It was a great pub back in the day - and excellent fun on Airborne Forces Weekend (not so much fun for out of towners, I'd imagine!) LOL!
I used to swim here every summer, one of my best memories of relaxed swimming, the 'Slippery dip' slide and sun bathing. I remember there was a canteen where we used to buy icecreams and wandering around the grassey grounds - This made the 70s summer for me!