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

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

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