Aldershot, Gun Hill 1918

Memories of Aldershot


I was born in Aldershot in 1950, went to Newport road infants/primary school then on to Manor Park Secondary Modern school. The first year though had to go to North Camp Buller Barracks as there was no room until Heron Wood school was finished and the boys all went there leaving Manor Parks a girls school. In (...Read full memory)

My dad was a life guard here, l'm guessing a few years before l was born. Many happy memories of being here with my cousin, though bikini top shifting whilst getting out of the pool wasn't good in my teenage years.

I remember this School very well. I was a pupil here in approximately 1968/69 after moving up from Marlborough Lines School. I now live in Essex but on my travels have been to see the old place. Does anyone remember the cats mask in the Junior playground? Julie Barker (nee Wilkes).

I used to swim here every summer, one of my best memories of relaxed swimming, the 'Slippery dip' slide and sun bathing. I remember there was a canteen where we used to buy icecreams and wandering around the grassey grounds - This made the 70s summer for me!

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