Aldershot, Borley Camp 1898

Memories of Aldershot


The Cambridge Military Hospital was apparently founded as part of the initiative begun by Florence Nightingale after the Crimean War to improve medical facilities for the Army. It was built on a grand, traditionally solid Victorian scale, and as I remember, had very long corridors, which seemed to be about a quarter of (...Read full memory)

I lived here from 1962-1969 with my two sisters and my mum, Rita Oldfield, who was the owner and the secretary of the LVA at the time. It was still used by the Paras in those days. I have a lot of happy memories. I went to St Michaels C of E Secondary Modern School and remember going to the Aldershot Lido in the schoool (...Read full memory)

My first full time job, Woolworths, Union Road, what a job that was.

The ABC song certainly brought back memories of my regular Saturday morning trips to the pictures in the late 1940s and early 50s. In Aldershot we were lucky that the ABC – the Ritz, and the Empire – an Odeon cinema, were situated right next to each other. We looked at each programme displayed and, depending (...Read full memory)

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