Waddon Fever Hospital - a Memory of Croydon.
I was also in this Fever Hospital with Scarlet Fever for three weeks I was 9 or 10. I clearly remember being rushed there in an ambulance wrapped tightly in a blanket with a bag of sweets stuffed down my front. I felt very bewildered by the whole experience. I recall the nurses were very kind but the food was not so good. A big box of oranges was sent in by one of my uncles which felt very special as I saw no visitors. The oranges were shared amongst us all which was hard. I had the other children to keep company with as I got better. Until today, I have never known where the hospital was. I discover the site is now occupied by Ikea, amongst other stores.. well, I have been there a few times! I now live in Farnham in Surrey. We used to swim regularly at the Purley Way Lido jumping off the high boards. Little did I realise I was having all that fun so close to somewhere I had been so ill.
A memory shared byon Apr 29th, 2013.
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