Aldershot, The Municipal Gardens c.1965

Memories of Aldershot


My dad was Lt Col Smith, commanding officer of Blenheim Barracks. We lived in Blenheim House (now demolished) in the late 1950s and as kids would watch the parades held every Tuesday on the ground at the top of Queens Avenue. It is now the playground of the school which was built there. I went to school in Queens Road and (...Read full memory)

Good morning all My amazing grandmother is going to be 90 in December and in the early 1940's she was a NAFFI girl based in Aldershot. She has told me many times that these days were among the best days of her life. Unfortunately my grandma fell, broke her hip, smashed her head on a pavement and this has (...Read full memory)

From the early days to leaving school and getting married in 1972. Dad - Bob (Robert)Coles, Mum - Doris Coles and my elder brother Barry and I lived above the shop that dad had, it was called J J & R H Coles DIY, in the High Street, (Manor Park side of the football ground), next to the RSPCA clinic. The J J (...Read full memory)

I had my tonsils removed at the Cambridge Miltary Hospital in 1981 (aged 8).  The only memory I have of this time is of a little girl named Yvonne Cherry who stayed in the bed next to mine, she never had any visitors and spent the majority of her time looking in my locker. My father, Eric James (...Read full memory)

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