Aldershot, Victoria Road c.1965
Memories of Aldershot, Victoria Road c1965
I believe I am in this picture, pushing my son Martin in his pram in 1967. I was born in the Cottage Hospital in St George's Road Aldershot and so were both of my children. I was married in St Michael's Church and I still live in the town. Susan Lightfoot/Harris
Where the advertising boards are, there was a barber shop run by a lovely man called Alf Bernadi. I would take my little brother to have his hair cut & sit and read him the Beano comics while we were waiting. I'm almost sure the lady in the picture is my mother, Muriel Hill, walking back home to Denmark Square.
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!