Mansfield, Advertisements In Toothill Lane 1949

Memories of Mansfield


I have studied this photograph and shown it to numerous friends but nobody can identify the location. Can anybody help me with this.

I remember going to Grandma's on Saturdays - we would walk from her house along Westfield Lane down Westgate on to the Buttermarket. I would love the hand made sweet stall and take ages spending my pennies, perhaps the fruit rock or the little fishes or the coconut mushrooms or cough candy - you could have as much or as (...Read full memory)

I entered Harlow Wood in December 1939. I was 3 at the time. I left 3 yreas later unable to walk but cured of TB. I was under a Mr Campbell, the orthopaedic specialist. When I returned fro frequent checks. I remember he always greeted my mother and me with the words "Here comes the miracle boy". Thankfully I have had a full & happy life and God willing have a few more miles to cover yet.

I was in Harlow Wood Hospital on and off for about 3years, first in Ward 1 which was a boys' and men's ward, it was also called Portland Ward, and Sister Langton was in charge. I was about 10 and when I first went in I was surprised that they had school every day. Then I went into Ward 9, Sister Williams was in (...Read full memory)

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