1,345 more photos of Norfolk & Cumbria in June 2017 Release

Bursledon, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Vague Memories

I was in the Bursledon Hospital twice, first in 1949 and again in 1950. I was remitted there from the Childrens Hospital in Southampton; I was only 5 or 6 years old and have only vague memories of my visits. However, 2 things have stuck in my mind. I lay in a ward that was directly behind the steps shown in the photograph ...Read full memory

A memory of Bursledon by Dudley Hicks

Mother Nursed There

I think this was the first year I can recall of my Mother being a nurse there. When she worked nights sometimes I stayed in the room on the top floor. She worked there for many years until it closed, sadly. It was for children who were recovering from various problems and sometimes as what we would now call a hospice. ...Read full memory

A memory of Bursledon by Roy Joseph

Bursledon, The Hospital

I do not think this ever was a hospital in the usual sense.  I am pretty sure it was a house called Brixedene (Brixedone?) in Blundell Lane, owned and lived in by a family called Thistlethwaite. During the war it was a children's home, although I do not know anything about who it was run by and I think after the ...Read full memory