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

Cannot Remember Much

I believe I was in LMTH from 1953 until 1962 with breaks in between. This was due to polio which meant many operations on my right leg. I can recall a Sister Smith. I do recall going outside with our beds, and shunting the beds around the ward in the evening to be closer to our pals to play games. I also recall, due to ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by Terry Bartlam

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

Very Fond Memories Of Lmtoh Ward 5

I was in St Giles Hospital, Camberwell, and was transferred to Lord Mayor Treloars Orphopaedic Hospital, Alton because the surgeon was a good friend of the main Consultant Surgeon at Alton who was, I think Mr Catterell. Apparently my problem was very difficult to diagnose, and it was only when I was operated ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by David Motuel

Looking For Memories Of My Mum

This is a long shot, but I believe my mum worked at LMT Hospital in the 1950's/60's, she was Edna Pitt although she married in 1961 and became Boettcher. She was an auxiliary nurse I think. Does anyone remember her at all?

A memory of Alton by dgdellagree3

My Stay At Alton Hospital

I too, was in Alton Hospital in about 1955 for approximately thirteen weeks, or so I was told. Again like most on here, we didn't see our parents that often as most would have travelled by public transport, mine coming from Tadley (at least two bus rides). I do however remember being out on a balcony of sorts and also ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by Liam Murray

Alton High Street Tobaconist   A Jones

I was born at Southbrook, Lenten Street in 1949. Father ran a shop called A Jones Tobacconist on High Street, which had earlier been my grandfather's (Arthur Jones - known as Jack). I went to school at Mayfield, opposite Anstey Park. I moved to Devon in 1959 and now live in Sweden, so have no modern memories ...Read full memory

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