Woolwich & Districts
remember the Hospital grounds more than the gardens, which were
situated further down towards the hospital building. This was
the wonderfully overgrown play area that we kids accessed by
crawling under the high wire fence that ran around the entire
perimeter of these grounds.
was an out of bounds place. We felt that when we played there
we were exploring a forbidden land. This added somewhat
to the mystery of this overgrown and tangle weed place.
had lovely big old sprawling oak trees growing at the southern
end. There were lots of other well-established large trees and
shrubs situated and dotted around the fence line. In the middle
of all this was a big expanse of very long grasses, of all varieties,
along with many other kinds of small shrubs. It
truly was a wonderful place to play in, for hide and seek, or
to make secret huts in amongst, or just to look at and explore
indeed, a very special place, undisturbed by the public. A hidden
and very quiet place, to let our young imaginations act out
their childhood dreams.
In our very own secret garden.