Alton, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Alton and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Photo Books on Alton

Browse 61 photo books on Alton and the surrounding area.

Memories Of Living In High Street, Alton

I have been looking through this brilliant site and came to this picture of the Alton High St, c1965. As a nine year old, in approx 1967, I used to live above Key Markets, the supermarket on the right in picture. My dad was the manager. As I remember, the back of the supermarkets had a great area for ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by Frank Parsley

Happy Days

I contracted polio in 1955 & after nearly 2 years in hospital I went home & started to overcome my disability. I arrived at Treloars, or Lord Mayor Treloar College, as it was then known, in 1959 & stayed until 1967. The junior house was Burnham & the senior house, Jephson. I was pretty hopeless to start with, but then learnt to ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by Anthony Roseveare

Sister Smith

Hi all old inmates of LMTH. I was in Connaught Ward block 3 (boys), at the tender mercy of Sister Smith, from about end 1951 aged 6 until December 1954. I had neglected TB in the knees and (then unknown) lungs. I remember Wilfred, who carried us about either in that grey wooden handcart or the electric trolley and who made ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by Robert Court