Memories of Aldershot

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

Aldershot 1970's

I was born in the Cottage Hosp in 1959. We lived in Cranmore Lane; then 13 Connought Road, then 70 Holly Road; then 11 Eddy Road. I went to Newport infant and junior schools then Heron Wood and Wavell. I would go Sat morn pictures then reanact the film up at the rec; we also had a den when they were building Mount Pleasent ...Read full memory

Aldershot Cottage Hospital

How could I forget the Cottage Hospital?  I had my tonsils out here!  Strangely enough, after all these years I can still picture parts of the Children's Ward, one or two of the nurses, and the bed that I was in.  Hospital is never the most pleasant place to be but, if I remember correctly (and I am sure that I do), the worst part of my stay was "Nil By Mouth" after the operation!

A memory of Aldershot by David Vickers

Aldershot

My husband was in the RAF and Odiham was our first place as a married couple. We were unable to get a married quarter and so my husband rented a flat over a driving school in Station Road. We both learnt to drive from there. I worked at the DHSS which was at that time in 1968-1980 in the old post office building before we moved ...Read full memory

155 Victoria Road Spares And Repares

We lived in Aldershot from 1970 up until the late 1970s early 1980s, we lived in 371 Williams Park. I went to Heron Wood School and loved every minute of it. My best friend was Peter Hedicker who joined 3 Para and lost his life on the 12th June 1982 at the Falklands, God Bless you Freeko!!! I also spent ...Read full memory

A memory of Aldershot by Tim Wiltshire

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

Boil's Adenoids And Tonsils

My overriding memory of "The Aldershot Cottage Hospital"was of blind panic and fear, and of a day in 1946 aged six years old I was taken to what must have been the out-patients department to have a very large carbuncle in the joint of my left arm lanced. I remember and was later told that it took two nurse's a ...Read full memory

A memory of Aldershot by Raymond Hay

Macadam Square

My dad was in the para 1 squad,we lived at 23 Macadam Square for about 2/3 years, I remember them as some of the happiest of my life. I know that the houses are all gone now, but just wondered if anyone else remembered us, the Eskdale family? I was only around 7 when we lived there before going back to Scotland to live. I ...Read full memory

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

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

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