Bursledon, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bursledon and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Children's Hospital

I stayed at the hospital in the early 1950's. Although I was under five I have vivid memories of the place and not all good. I can remember beds out on the veranda during the day but most vividly was a sadistic nurse who wouldn't let you leave the meal table until you had eaten everything. I can remember being force feed ...Read full memory

A memory of Bursledon

Burseledon Annexe

I was only 3 when I stayed here, convalesing after meningitis. According to my Dad's photographic records, I stayed there for two months, (April / May 1975). I have three memories of the place, which are mixed. Firstly, of crying as I waved my parents goodbye on their weekly visits, looking out a window as they went down a ...Read full memory

A memory of Bursledon by igmiller

More Research Of One Of The Houseboats In The Photo.

With reference to the Polish Motor Torpedo Boat houseboat in the photo ('Hippocampus/S-8/HMTB 427'), I have done some more research using the local Electoral Register (held in Winchester) and found out the following: The original owner in June 1949 was Mr. Alan Aitcheson and the boat was in ...Read full memory

A memory of Bursledon by Tim Deacon