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Memories of Aldershot

The Cambridge Ghost

See my memory regarding this wonderful old bit of Victorian architecture, linked to the 1891 photograph of the Cambridge. In my day, 1969, it was mostly full of civilian patients although there was a fair sprinkling of families, car accident victims and some military having tatoos removed (one having 'hate' removed from ...Read full memory

A memory of Aldershot by James Ritchie

Funfair At Manor Park Aldershot

I was born in Aldershot in 1950, went to Newport road infants/primary school then on to Manor Park Secondary Modern school. The first year though had to go to North Camp Buller Barracks as there was no room until Heron Wood school was finished and the boys all went there leaving Manor Parks a girls school. In ...Read full memory

Wrinkled Fingers And Toes

From Chrismas Avenue to the bathing pool, come rain or come shine, every day of the summer was bathing pool fun time for us lads. With our towels rolled up and tucked under our arms and our costumes on to save time, a bag of sandwiches and your entrance money if you were lucky... otherwise it was over the ...Read full memory

A memory of Aldershot by Raymond Hay

Bus Journeys!

I used to catch the bus every day to go to school in Weybourne from Cove. It seemed to take ages waiting in the rain for the Cove Bus. If I missed the bus to All Hallows School in Weybourne I had to walk all the way instead!

A memory of Aldershot by Janis Harris

Saturday Morning Pictures

The ABC song certainly brought back memories of my regular Saturday morning trips to the pictures in the late 1940s and early 50s. In Aldershot we were lucky that the ABC – the Ritz, and the Empire – an Odeon cinema, were situated right next to each other. We looked at each programme displayed and, depending on ...Read full memory

A memory of Aldershot by Diana Lawer

Talavera Junior School Aldershot

I remember this School very well. I was a pupil here in approximately 1968/69 after moving up from Marlborough Lines School. I now live in Essex but on my travels have been to see the old place. Does anyone remember the cats mask in the Junior playground? Julie Barker (nee Wilkes).

A memory of Aldershot by Jueli Barker

Aldershot County High School For Girls

I finished school at A.C.H.S. in mid-summer of 1950. I know it has been torn down for housing, but cannot remember the name of the street it was on. We rode the bus from Cove, when we got off the bus in Cove we would meet the kids coming from the secondary modern school in Cove. They hated us because ...Read full memory

Naffi Days Aldershot, Early 1940's

Good morning all My amazing grandmother is going to be 90 in December and in the early 1940's she was a NAFFI girl based in Aldershot. She has told me many times that these days were among the best days of her life. Unfortunately my grandma fell, broke her hip, smashed her head on a pavement and this has ...Read full memory

A memory of Aldershot by tansimpson23

Aldershot, Et Al (1952 3)

Further memories include attending Mattins at St George's Garrison Church, just across the lines from my RASC barracks; running the Scout Group there in the Garrison Church Hall, as well as the Cubs, and then a note being slipped to me in my barrack room, requesting I take the Guide Company meeting as the Guide ...Read full memory

A memory of Aldershot by Graham Vahey

Talavera Junior School.

I too have very happy memories of Talavera Junior School. I was a pupil there in the late 1960s, having moved up from Marlborough Lines Infants School. I now live in Essex, but over the years on my travels, I have visited these old schools. Does anyone remember the cats' masks in Talavera Junior playground? I also ...Read full memory

A memory of Aldershot by Jueli Barker

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