Catterick, Camp Canteen, Sandes Soldiers Home c.1960

Memories of Catterick


The four Nurses in the front from left to right is; Terri Dunnage (aka me), I am sitting next to Lance Corpral Mavis Sevenoaks, then Shiela (with the glasses). The girl on the right had ginger hair (poor girl was killed in a traffic accident in Ireland).

I worked in W.H.Smiths in 1955. So I could have been in the shop when this photo was taken. The shop opposite on the corner of Shute Road was called Crasters (haberdashery) where I used to buy many a pair of nylons etc. It gives me a lovely feeling seeing that road again. I used to cycle up and down that road (...Read full memory)

When I was stationed at Catterick in the RAF regiment, 1966 to 1971 we used to walk down to the lovely village and go for a drink at the Oak Tree pub. Then on the way back to camp would stop just past the Bay Horse pub and call in the chippy. Lovely.  Have been back to see the village in 1976, 1985 and (...Read full memory)

I spent many a happy hour playing table tennis, snooker and swimming, seems like yesterday. The top board of the swimming pool always seemed so high.

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