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Memories of Aldershot, Cottage Hospital 1897

Remember this hospital well.In 1952 had my appendix out. In there for 7 days. Boy in the next bed kept telling me jokes which made me laugh but hurt my stitches like hell. In 1965 my son of 4 weeks had to go in this hospital to have a small abscess removed from his neck.WE looked at this little mite through the window (...Read full memory)

l was born there in Dec 50. Lived in the prefabs in Highland Close, then moved to Ainger Close. Went to East End Infants and Junior School, then Manor Park annex then Heron Wood.

In 1956 I was 8 years old and I had to have a minor operation at the Cottage Hospital. I remember it was warm and clean and I was treated so well by the lovely nurses; I didn't want to go home. Actually, my mum didn't come and collect me when I was ready to leave, they had to call at my house and ask her to take me home.

How could I forget the Cottage Hospital?  I had my tonsils out here!  Strangely enough, after all these years I can still picture parts of the Children's Ward, one or two of the nurses, and the bed that I was in.  Hospital is never the most pleasant place to be but, if I remember correctly (and I am sure that I do), the worst part of my stay was "Nil By Mouth" after the operation!

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