Memories of Alton

Lord Mayor Treloar During The War Years

I have many memories of LMT for I spent several long periods between 1935 and 1943 as an orthopaedic patient there. I didn't think it as awesome as others have described although I well remember Sister Hadley. I think we could do with sisters like her today for she ran a very strict regime at the hospital ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by terrytrayton

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

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

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

Friends Reunited

I was in hospital for two and a half years, I made lots of friends there. There were three girls I remember, one was Pat Davis, she had TB just like me, Susan Burgess was another and Evonne la Page was the other one. If anyone knows anything about them I would love to know. My surname was Braybrook  and like I said I was in hospital around 1955-1956, not quite sure of the exact date.

A memory of Alton by Sheila Guilfoyle

A Not So Happy Stay

I was diagnosed with TB of the knee and admitted to Treloars at the age of 3. Fortunately I have few memories of my time there but those I have are mostly unhappy ones. Visiting was once a month; my parents would arrive laden with gifts. As soon as they had gone a nurse would ask which toy I would like to play with. On one ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by Lynda Sheppard

Student Murses Sept 56 To Sept 58

We were student nurses at Treloars from Sept 56 to Sept 58. We have fond memories of our time at Treloars and we would love to hear from anyone from that set. Jenny "Chis" Wining (nee Christoffel) Mary Blake (nee Harris)

A memory of Alton by Mary Blake

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

Happy Memories Of The Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital

I was a patient at the LMTH periodically from December 1968 - July 1976. Consultants Mr, H. H. Langston, Mr, J. A. Wilkinson. Ward 1 (charge nurse Mr, Cox, Ward 2 (charge nurse Mr, Ernie Wilcox). Ancillary Staff, Ward 1 Mr, Des Pink, Ward 2 Mr's Baker, Mr's Hilda Malloy. I would like to take the ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by r.tibbles

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

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