Aldershot, High Street 1938

Memories of Aldershot


For two-and-a-half dreadful years, from July 1942 to October 1944, my parents and I survived in three rooms at the top of number 40, Victoria Road, rented from a Mrs Pither. Only the front two rooms, overlooking the street, were habitable and the back room my father used as a sort of workshop. Water was from a tap, a few inches (...Read full memory)

I was born at home in Waterloo Road in 1956. My mum and dad Olive and George Pharo took over running the Liberal club on the high St. dead opposite the football ground in 1960 I can remember being on the flat roof and being able to see football matches being played. I went to the school on Redan hill which I have found out from (...Read full memory)

From Chrismas Avenue to the bathing pool, come rain or come shine, every day of the summer was bathing pool fun time for us lads. With our towels rolled up and tucked under our arms and our costumes on to save time, a bag of sandwiches and your entrance money if you were lucky... otherwise it was over the (...Read full memory)

It was only recently that my eldest daughter (17) asked where I was born, I told her of this place, she asked if the place still stands to which I told her no. She asked about the Cambridge Military Hospital and I told her all I know about the once majestic building, its role in history and its role in our (...Read full memory)

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