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.

This page was added on 16/08/2012.

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  • Hi Tony. I am really keen to hear about Hill End Farm. Is it possible you could drop me an email?

    Ed: we have removed the email address from this post, but if you email we will assist in making contact

    By Adrian Burns (17/02/2020)
  • Hi Tony.

    I think you may have replied via email but i can’t find the email! Is it possible you could resend?

    By Adrian (05/12/2018)
  • Hello Tony. I have stumbled across this page whilst researching Hill End Farm. I am the current owner and am in the process of renovating the property. I would be really interested to hear from you regarding the property.

    By Adrian Burns (07/03/2018)