Alton, St Lawrence's Church, Reredos 1898

Alton, St Lawrence's Church, Reredos 1898

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This reredos was new when the picture was taken. It was dedicated by the Bishop of Winchester on 10 August (St Lawrence's Day) 1898, the money having been raised as part of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The design was by Sir Arthur Blomfield, and it was carved by Thomas Nicholls of Kennington.

Memories of Alton, St Lawrence's Church, Reredos 1898

Choir Days

Joined the choir in February 1948, sang a solo 25th December 1952 (Carols). Last sang as a treble 14th February 1954, from then on as a bass. Revered the altar at every service. The organist was Mr.Thrower, and we had a fine choir, among them Mr.Bridger, Mr.Stoodley my brother and I. Happy days.

A memory of Alton by Geoffrey Allen

Memories of Alton

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

Alicia 'Lulu' Hawkins

Just found this - cannot compute! In retrospect, the best days of my life. Reunited after a gap with nee Ann Wagstaff, Anne Legge, Maureen Russell (aunt was Sister Booth) and Gill Baker (now Legge). Old bones ban gatherings, but BT does well from us, so they know of this site now. Such a strict training, all muscles, ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton

I Met And Then Married My Blind Date At Alton

I remember as a 16 year old that I was a patient in the Lord Mayor Treloars Hospital, ward 1. I was considered to be a long term patient who was having knee surgery. I had to stay in bed for six weeks, only allowed out when the beds were changed or made. I always remember being pushed to the ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by Stephen Beal

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
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