Memories of Hindhead
My husband and I were both stationed at the Army Chest Hospital in Hindhead but it was not this building. It was a single storey building with long corridors and the wards leading off these. It was on the main Portsmouth road. My husband was in the Catering Corp and I was in the QARANC. There were two wards for the Ghurkas as they very prone to catching TB in those days.
I was posted to Hindhead as a young policeman in January,1961 and stayed until January 1970. We used to make a conference point at the telephone box opposite the corner shop where Sergeant France could meet or contact us. Mr and Mrs Pullen used to run the corner shop. Opposite was the Bank then Mr and Mrs Dollery's ...Read full memory
I joined the Queen Alexandra Nursing Corps in 1958 and came down from Scotland to QA depot at Hindhead. After training at the Dental College, Aldershot was posted to the Dental Centre, Connaught Hospital. My name was then Smith. Met my husband Barney Barnard there, he was doing his National Service in the medics, although ...Read full memory
I was evacuated in 1940 and in 1944 and billeted to Admiral and Lady Freemantle's house named Goldcrest on the A287. Does anyone know the year when the present Goldcrest (an old people's home) was built? Is it the same house that I stayed in during WW2? William Heath