Memories of Bursledon
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
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
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
This picture is of the two Bursledon bridges over the River Hamble - the A27 road bridge in the foreground and the rail bridge behind it. Sarisbury Green is further up to the right on the A27 at the top of the hill. The photo is taken from the Bursledon side of the river loooking over towards Swanwick Shore, Lower Swanwick.