Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Alton, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Alton

Historic Maps of Alton and the local area.

Straight from school at 17 and a half, I started training at Treloars in 1948. The Managers had managed the transfer to the NHS very efficiently! As Lord Burnham was Chairman of the Board [and also of the Daily Telegraph! ] we we well provided for. I remember that we had a free taxi from the railway station if returning from a day off after dark! The picture shows the Nurses Home. We were under strict discipline, and ...see more

Starting when I was eleven I was a patient over 5 years for three spells, 2 years, 18 months and 9 months with an infected hip joint which became a deep routed abscess. Many different ‘ new’ antibiotics were tried to no effect. In my first spell I was bed bound for 21 months and spent virtually all my time on the terrace, day and night, summer and winter in an effort to get clear the infection. New ...see more