A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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A Memory of Aldershot.

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 reading on this site was called National infant and primary school. My mum has dementia and doesn't have a clue anymore. We then moved to the bridge house in ash vale until I was 14 when we moved to Littlehampton, I didn't hang around to long and moved back to aldershot to live with my nan at 20 ash road and went to aldershot Manor. Mum and dad then also moved back to aldershot and bought 149 ash road (which is now strawberry signs). I more or less lived at the lido the summer of 71 and appeared on the front page of the aldershot news in a bikini glamour shot.... Giving my age 15 and a half bye bye bacardi and coke at the Red Lion 😜. I started a Saturday job at the panda bar and started full time when I left school. Met my husband to be in there and married him in the Manor house in Manor Park Easter Saturday 1974. We had bought a caravan and lived on Taylors site until my husband got a job with a house in Broadmoor. Here endeth my time in aldershot...... Or so I thought. In 2015 the panda bar came up for sale and my daughter and her father bought it and 45 years later I am back working in the panda bar.

With thanks to caholroyd for this memory of Aldershot

Added 07 January 2018

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