Memories of Bulford

When I Was Young

I used to live in Bulford when I was just a pup, I had many happy memories there and some very sad ones too. I can remember a girl who used to be in our gang was taken to a corn field and killed by somebody. I was too young but can remember looking out of our bedroom window and just down to the right at the police cars ...Read full memory

A memory of Bulford by Jeffrey Devlin

Ratfyn Power Station

In the 1950s I was in the Royal Engineers and came over from Germany to our school of military engineering at Chatham where we did a course in electrical power stations. We were then posted to Bulford barracks, and did our practical training at an MOD power station at Ratfyn on the side of the River Avon. We generated ...Read full memory

A memory of Bulford by Norman Webb

Bulford Camp 1945 To 1947

We lived in Bulford Camp from about 1945 till father left the army in about 1947. Father was in the RAMC and was stationed at the MRS opposite the Kiwi School near to where the Catholic Church now stands. I attended the garrison school in Bond Street till they raised the school leaving age to 15 and we had to go to ...Read full memory

A memory of Bulford by John Weeks

Visiting History

My husband was stationed here in WWII, and married a girl from Bulford. They divorced but the family ties are strong. We met the first wife's family and had a wonderful time. Also the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Vets had a great time revisiting and reminiscing.

A Fantastic Place To Grow Up In

I Lived in Bulford Camp from 1942 - 1958 and attended Wing School. The street the school was on was Bond St. A street of terraced corrigated iron houses, inhabited by civillian workers. My family and I returned in 1989 to see the street but it had been cleared, as had the blocks of houses A-E. The thing I ...Read full memory

A memory of Bulford by Brian Williams

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