My Grandfather at Hill End
Christmas parties and pantomimes
By Tony Martin USA.
My grandfather, Sydney Sheppard, was a long-time employee at the Hospital, starting as an office boy and working there for 50 years, rising to controller. He lived at the corner of Hill End and Cell Barnes Lane in a large white house with my grandmother, and in 1947 moved to Hill End Farm at Tyttenhanger Green, where I spent my childhood weekends and holidays.
I remember fondly the Christmas parties at the hospital when very young – during and after the war – where we shared Christmas with young patients with various illnesses.
My uncle, Jack Sheppard, also worked at the hospital and produced the pantomimes every year.