Frimley as the latest tourist attraction? Actually, no….

When I first saw this Southern Railway notice from 1959 I was puzzled as to why anyone would want to make an excursion to Frimley.  Then I read the bit at the bottom which says ” The Aldershot and District Traction Company operate ‘bus services from Frimley station to Brompton Sanatorium…….”

This concession was not for pleasure seekers, it was a ‘day-return’ ticket for those visiting relatives suffering from tuberculosis.  I have included a card from one such, from an earlier date, before the discovery of antibiotics, when fresh air and good nutrition was the only hope that people had……

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