My Home For 7 Years

A Memory of Bursledon

This is just how I remember the hospital which I first went into in 1955 and stayed in for 7 years. It was a marvellous place and I have many memories from those days including a visit by Billy Smarts Circus, taking my 11 plus on my own in an upstairs room, being close to death and wheeled into the hall to be more quiet, then having my going up ceremony from cubs to scouts in the grounds of the hospital. The staff were magnificent and I remember Nurse Chum who had a finger missing and Nurse Hayward who all the young boys were in love with.
Here I am 58 and still here thanks to those great people.

A memory shared by Timothy Manhire , on Jan 5th, 2011.

Comments & feedback

Fri May 8th 2015, at 4:09 pm

rrm1952 commented:

I must have been in the hospital when you were there, born in 1952 I was sent from the children's hospital in Shirley. I'm not too sure of the year or how long I was there but it was a long time. I suffered a double lung collapse and subsequent damage. The staff at Bursledon were responsible for my recovery and why I'm still here bless them.

Tue Apr 12th 2016, at 1:13 am

austincooper commented:

I was in the children's Hospital for 2 months in 1957 and I can remember you. I lived at Peel Common and went to Crofton junior School, was also in the 1st Stubbington Cubs and Scouts and remember we came to the Hospital to see you. Glad you got over your health issues. Good Luck, Austin Cooper, Vancouver, Canada.

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