Memories of Bognor Regis
My wife Alma (nee Rodhouse) was evacuated as a child to Middleton on Sea, with her mum and another lady. They were billeted in a railway carriage in the grounds of a large house. The owners lived in London, and Alma's mum and the other lady acted as caretakers. Alma remembers little of that time, but she was ...Read full memory
Every year we would stay at my uncle's caravan in Bognor Regis. The highlight of my holiday was the visit to Hotham Park and the magical Rainbow's End. Even now 36 years later I can remember every detail, Mickey Mouse on the green chair with the empty chair next to him where every year I had my photo taken, ...Read full memory
My parents moved to Bognor in 1961 when I was 14. I remember when half of the pier was washed away after a terrible winter storm. The beach was piled with wood from it and it all disappeared in a day! Bognor was left with just a pier head and a short jetty that led nowhere. I don't think they've ever rebuilt it.
My Parents George and Phyllis Stroud ran the Hotham Club in Waterloo Place, noe the RAFA Bognor HQ. On leaving National Service I woked as a welder at Lec Refrigeration and then as a Theatre Porter at the War Memorial Hospital. Had a flat above the Hydrotherapy Pool and was in charge of the Mortuary as well. So ...Read full memory