A Memory of Aldershot.
My dad was in the para 1 squad,we lived at 23 Macadam Square for about 2/3 years, I remember them as some of the happiest of my life. I know that the houses are all gone now, but just wondered if anyone else remembered us, the Eskdale family? I was only around 7 when we lived there before going back to Scotland to live. I attended a primary school that was built at the top of a hill, we used to pick up the conkers from the chestnut trees that grew there and have conker fights. Another school was built nearer the town, I went there after leaving the school on the hill. Does anyone know its name or name of headmistress? Or if its still there? Does anyone have any pics. of the square or the old school? I would so love to see it again. I live in New Zealand now so it's not likely I ever will get back for a visit. I had my tonsils out when I was around 6 at the local hospital and my brother Martin was born at the local hospital too in August 1964. I remember going to the big picture theatre with my friends and seeing Saturday morning movies, the girl always came around with a tray selling ice cream and Kia-ora orange drink. Also remember the library in town and going there sometimes with my dad to change my books, I was very excited when I got my first library card...We used to play along the river banks of the Basingstoke river, it looked deep and water was pretty dirty, with lots of reeds growing in the water... If this jogs anyone's memory, please do reply, I would LOVE to hear from you. Thanks and God Bless.