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Memories of Alton

I started my orthopaedic training at Lord Mayor Treloars in 1950 a two year training. Have just found this site very interesting brought back lots of memories.

I remember "the laughing cat" around 1959/60 when it was a coffee bar, I was a patient at the nearby hospital when on occasion I would pay it a visit with a nurse I was friendly with on her afternoon off where we would hang around and play the jukebox, it was good to get away from the hospital confines for a while. Mick Higham

Far left in the foreground, partially shows the sign of "The Laughing Cat" café on Normandy Street....This was my mother's café from approximately 1952 - 1957, back then she was known as Eileen Mumford :)

I was born at Southbrook, Lenten Street in 1949. Father ran a shop called A Jones Tobacconist on High Street, which had earlier been my grandfather's (Arthur Jones - known as Jack). I went to school at Mayfield, opposite Anstey Park. I moved to Devon in 1959 and now live in Sweden, so have no modern (...Read full memory)

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