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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