Hindhead, Dormitory, Marchants Hill Camp c.1955
Memories of Hindhead, Dormitory, Marchants Hill Camp c1955
My memory of Marchants Hill is in 1958, when I was about 5 yrears old. My dad was a teacher in East London, and he and other teachers would take kids form London to stay there for a week. I remember the old swimming pool and a lasting memory is of the dining room and the smell of fried bread and tomato ketchup :o))). My dad is now 94 and still going strong.
Memories of Hindhead
I remember having a very nice meal in the Undershaw sometime in the 1990's - it's a shame that it closed down around 2004. The house was built for Conan Doyle in 1897 and this is where he wrote "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and other Sherlock Holmes novels. Unfortunately, property developers who bought the house want ...Read full memory
I was a boy sargeant soldier at Arborfield AAS when I came down with a serious illness and rushed into Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot and when I defied the odds and lived , it was discovered that I had pulmonary TB of the right lung. I was transferred to Connaught Military Sanatorium at Hindhead ,Surrey ...Read full memory
My grandparents Paula and Gustave D'Hondt managed this hotel during the latter half of the 1930s till it was requisitioned by the army during the war. They then moved with some of their paying guests to Highdown, Hindhead, a large house nearby. Many of their full time residents were ex colonials. They kept chickens during ...Read full memory
My father was headmaster of an East London School when war broke out, and he and the whole school were evacuated to Marchants Hill Camp, Hindhead for the duration. He was Walter Nadal, anybody remember him?