Aldershot, Connaught Hospital 1905

Memories of Aldershot

In 1944 my mother and I moved from a two bedroom basement flat in Grosvenor Road at the top of the town, to Chrismas Avenue, a three bedroom semi-detached, that connected between Ash Road and Newport Road. My father was away with the war in North Africa. I soon made firm friends with the Chismas Place (...Read full memory)

It was 1952 and the NAAFI Club held dancing lessons. Now, trying to learn to dance in hobnailed Army boots was impossible, but I did chat up a NAAFI girl and arranged to meet her after her work, which I did. She had, to me, an exotic name and was Finnish. When I arrived back at Baadjos Barracks the Intelligence Corps (...Read full memory)

Went to Aldershot Lido summer of 71 with my mates from Ash to celebrate finishing "O" levels and about to start work. When getting changed to come home caught my "you know what" in my zip and had to be taken to the Cambridge for treatment. Female Army Doctor, very kind, very gentle until the "moment" and wow did I scream!!!! when the zip got seperated from me.

My husband was in the RAF and Odiham was our first place as a married couple. We were unable to get a married quarter and so my husband rented a flat over a driving school in Station Road. We both learnt to drive from there. I worked at the DHSS which was at that time in 1968-1980 in the old post office building before we (...Read full memory)

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