Alton, Crown Hill 1954

Neg. A39050

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We are looking back up Crown Hill, with the sign of the Crown on the left. In the 1890s, the Crown was the venue for meetings of the Ancient Order of Foresters, the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows and the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes. In 1950, the Christian Spiritual Church met in the Club Room here.

Memories of Alton

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

Treloars

In 1955 I spent five weeks in Treloars for a feet operation when I was 13 years old. The person who operated on me was Dr Evans, if anyone remembers him, he had (I think), five sons. The senior staff lived in the houses above the hospital which were wood built. They were all situated in an open plan setting with a tennis court ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by morrowmm

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