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I am trying to find my Grandparents who lived in or around Alton. They were John Power and Martha Power (formerly Martha Brown). My father John Robert Power was born in Alton 18th November 1926 at 7, Tower Street Alton. He unfortunately passed away in 2007, he tried on several occasions to find his parents (John and (...Read full memory)

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

I was a student nurse there from September 1962 until September 1964. I have such happy memories as well as sad ones of my days there. Sister Smith or Slosher Smith as my set called her was indeed a strict person to work under. She reduced me to tears many a time when I would disappear to the sluice and scrub the red rubber draw (...Read full memory)

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 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 have many memories of LMT for I spent several long periods between 1935 and 1943 as an orthopaedic patient there. I didn't think it as awesome as others have described although I well remember Sister Hadley. I think we could do with sisters like her today for she ran a very strict regime at the hospital (...Read full memory)

This is a long shot, but I believe my mum worked at LMT Hospital in the 1950's/60's, she was Edna Pitt although she married in 1961 and became Boettcher. She was an auxiliary nurse I think. Does anyone remember her at all?

I was a patient at the LMTH periodically from December 1968 - July 1976. Consultants Mr, H. H. Langston, Mr, J. A. Wilkinson. Ward 1 (charge nurse Mr, Cox, Ward 2 (charge nurse Mr, Ernie Wilcox). Ancillary Staff, Ward 1 Mr, Des Pink, Ward 2 Mr's Baker, Mr's Hilda Malloy. I would like to take (...Read full memory)

I had the best time training at Treloars. I started in 1970 doing my orthopaedric nurse diploma, Loved every moment,. the trainng was strict but we had great times beside the pool

Hello, I worked on Colin Jardine ward at Treloars 1968- 1969.The ward sister was Sister Marie Tarr.I moved back to Wales in 1969 but still try and visit Alton most years as we have good friends there.I remember a patient called Barry who came from Guernsey, having his 21st birthday whilst a patient on the ward, we took (...Read full memory)