Aldershot, The Municipal Gardens c.1965

Memories of Aldershot


I learnt to swim at the "command baths" in Aldershot in the 1960s. It was a very old building and very cold. I hated the lessons as the instructors used to have a long stick to push you back into centre of the pool. I now know why I hate swimming!

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)

I finished school at A.C.H.S. in mid-summer of 1950. I know it has been torn down for housing, but cannot remember the name of the street it was on. We rode the bus from Cove, when we got off the bus in Cove we would meet the kids coming from the secondary modern school in Cove. They hated us because (...Read full memory)

Happy memories indeed! I have many of those both from Marlborough Lines Primary and Talavera Junior...marbles, hopscotch, Shirley Temple and all the games we played in those days and reading Beano comics when it was pouring down with rain! Does anybody remember any of the Talavera teachers 1968-1970? Or the headmistress (...Read full memory)

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