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.

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

Nina Dickey

Hi My name is Nina. I was in the Treloar Hospital during the end of world war two.  I went in when I was 10 and came out on March 30th 1945.  I remember being on the terrace while the blitz was on, what else could they do, most of us were in bed.  The doctors and nurses were very good to me.  I had club feet and ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by ninadickey

Memories.

Hi Nina. Like you I spent years at Treloars as a child and unlike you, I hated every minute. I was on a plaster-bed for 5years as I had T.B. of the spine. The nurses, with the exception of a couple, were hard and cold. We all lived in fear of the ward sister, I still remember her name, Sister Hadley, and although I am now 71, I ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by Norma Shaw