Nostalgic memories of Aldershot's local history
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I was born in Louis Margaret’s Hospital in 1963. My dad was in 3 para, James Bruton nickname BUTCH. I had a serious burn on my hand whilst living in Macadam Square, not sure of number. I think at the time of my accident, my dad might of been abroad, I think another soldiers wife helped my mum Marlene get me to (...Read full memory)
Aldershot County High in early 1950s I well remember the girls in my years. I started at ACHS in September 1951, aged 10 years eight months, having taken my 11-plus when I was barely 10! I recall the Stubbs twins, Ann and Susan, not identical as we could tell them apart quite easily. They lived very near the school. Also (...Read full memory)
I went to live at 75 macadam square when I was 3 years old, in 1955. I went to Stanhope lines school at the top of middle hill. Then on to manor park school near north camp. The headmistress there was called Mrs Woolner. I loved living there. Going to abc cinema on Saturday morning 6d for cinema and 6d for sweets in (...Read full memory)
Hi, I am the current manager of clocktower house preschool on queen's avenue. I'm trying to find out more information as to when the preschool was open. I have a document that says in 1969/1970 a preschool was opened under the name of Woodstock house. Can anyone confirm this or have more information on when it was opened or when it was changed over to clocktower
Such a classsic 1960s place my mum used to take us there after going to the liberary we could either have a drink or a snack never both. So after a while I discovered a Coke Float and was a very happy little boy. They had a huge espresso machine all copper and steam, and a coke fridge and lots of orange Formica.
I was born in Aldershot in June 1946. I believe the event was at the General Hospital at the top end of St.Georges Road. For the first year or so I lived with my parents and older brother at the bottom end of Victoria Road. We then moved to Highland Close in North Town end of Aldershot. This area was all single (...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)
How many happy hours I spent in this park as a child, teenager and young woman. The gardens by the tennis courts were so well kept and I remember sitting on the benches there with my mother when we walked back from town. I remember hiring the clubs from the greenhouse keeper to play miniature golf on summer evenings, the (...Read full memory)
Remember this hospital well.In 1952 had my appendix out. In there for 7 days. Boy in the next bed kept telling me jokes which made me laugh but hurt my stitches like hell. In 1965 my son of 4 weeks had to go in this hospital to have a small abscess removed from his neck.WE looked at this little mite through the window (...Read full memory)
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)