Hindhead, Golf House And George Pownall Teeing Off 1907
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Theme Calendar - Teeing Off
Featuring 12 captioned photos of Teeing Off. A4 sized calendar, opening to A3.
Vintage photographs of golf – a game described by Sir Winston Churchill as ‘an ineffectual attempt to direct an uncontrollable sphere into an inaccessible hole with instruments ill-adapted to the purpose'.
Memories of Hindhead
I did my national service in the Royal Army Medical Corps at the Connaught Military Hospital during 1957 and 1958. I worked in the pathology dept., ending up as Corporal. I remember the Gurkha patients coming, I think in the second half of 1958, so I may have been there at the same time as Margaret Boale. I have a (...Read full memory)
My grandparents Paula and Gustave D'Hondt managed this hotel during the latter half of the 1930s till it was requisitioned by the army during the war. They then moved with some of their paying guests to Highdown, Hindhead, a large house nearby. Many of their full time residents were ex colonials. They kept chickens (...Read full memory)
My father (a now retired Baptist Minister) left his church in Godalming in 1970 and we moved to Hindhead for a couple of years. We lived in a flat in Honeyhanger, formerly a hotel but by then a large house conveted to flats. It was then still owned by Mrs Mary Aubrey-Moore (whose Baprist minister husband had died by then) (...Read full memory)
My family lived in a house that I thought was in the devils punchbowl in Hindhead. We lived there late 60's early 70's. I could be mistaken as I was only 7 years old. I believe it was called Hill Lodge. It was off a main road and I remember a large garden before it became nature. My parents then (...Read full memory)