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Memories of Bursledon

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

1958/9 In Patient

We lived in Winchester at the time . I remember being at this hospital as a small child around 1958/9 Suspect of TB . My father had been convalescing from TB and when he was able, he would visit me , I don't remember my mother coming, but I guess she had to see to my two other sisters. For some reason I can remember a room ...Read full memory

A memory of Bursledon by jacki.lloyd

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

Watts Sea School

On leaving school, at fourteen years of age, I received basic training at a wartime school established by Captain O M Watts, of the well known ship chanderly firm. The school was based at Old Bursledon and its main function was to train army officers of the War Department fleet in seamanship, navigation and stevedoring. ...Read full memory

A memory of Bursledon by Roland Drake

Houseboats In The Picture Of Bursledon Bridge

In the photo are several houseboats and yachts moored up to the bank on the LHS of the picture; I used to live on the large white motor torpedo boat (when she was moved from the Hamble to the River Itchen). She was originally called 'S-8', later 'Sea Horse/Hippocampus' on the River Hamble and ...Read full memory

A memory of Bursledon by Tim Deacon

Bursledon Hostital

I was here in approx November 1965 after having Rheumatic Fever. I remember being in a ward which was second on the right off the great entrance hall where we ate and if good were allowed to watch telly some evenings. I recall watching Batman there! I think it was a ten bed ward with a large cot in the bay window. The ...Read full memory

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

My Time In Bursledon Hospital

I was in this hospital as a patient at 10 years old - I dont know why. I went to school there with numerous amounts of children. I remember my bedroom was on the ground floor, just as you walk in the front door on your right, about 10 of us shared this room. I recall another ward at the back of the house ...Read full memory

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