I grew up in Cheapside Village and went to Cheapside C of E School when it was still in Cheapside Road between Mrs Clarke's house and Mrs Mc Master's house, opposite the social centre. I remember Mr Goulding the Headmaster who was an amazing music and singing teacher. How I loved the assemblies each morning, singing ...Read full memory
How lovely to hear about Fernbank Road. I came to live in Wentworth Way about 1960 and went to Ascot Heath school and on to Charters. I had a weekend job in the sweet shop and newsagents, as it was then. Still return to visit mum and other siblings. In those days I was a Davidson. I can remember the Hunt family, Kinsella's ...Read full memory
Dear Susan, I think that I was great friends with your mum and dad, I was with him when he met your mum at the Old Leathern Bottle at Warfield, she was in the Land Army and he had just been discharged from the Navy, we joined together. We always worked together at Royal Ascot race meetings, also your granddad. Your mum Dot was a ...Read full memory
I went to St Michaels C of E school in Sunninghill 1960 to 1964, I remember the head master Mr Steele he drove a Morris Oxford MO, I also remember Miss Pope she always wore the same brown shoes. The canteen was a prefabricated building at the back of the school and we would line up on the path to go to ...Read full memory
I was so surprised to find this site – pleasantly so! I now live in South Africa, but was born in Sunninghill in 1943. My mother told me when I was old enough, that I had been premature, jaundiced (apparently my yellow skin matched my hair) weighed very little and nothing fitted me – but with the help ...Read full memory
I was born just outside Ascot in Cheapside in 1954. In 1966 we were living in Buxton, Derbyshire and this picture brings back memories of those days when we used to visit my grandparents in south Ascot for Christmas and holidays. It used to take most of the day with 5 kids and my parents in a Ford Zephyr to travel down, it was a long ...Read full memory
Warren Row was built to provision the people of Bracken Bank, Fernbank Place and Wentworth Way + roads off. The end shop by Bracken Bank was a butchers, the third in was the newsagent and the end one by Fernbank Road was grocers. Also there was a hairdresser next to grocers. We came from the Warfield Park where we lived in a Nissan hut up ...Read full memory
In about 1961 a Mrs Lawrence owned the hairdressers and they lived above it . I used be a shampoo girl on Saturdays there . Mr Lawrence also owned a sweet shop in Ivor . They had a daughter Janet who at 16 went to America she settled there and eventually Mr Mrs Lawrence went as well . They had a champagne coloured poodle who I used to walk . I have often wondered what became of them
Dear Susan Hunt, Ascotonian. Just a slight correction regarding your memories. I am not "Your" Richard Dale, sory, athough I think your memories are super. I was born in June 1937, in Fernbank Road, close to Goaters Road, and I attended Ascot Heath Shool from 1942 to 1952. Best Wishes, Richard F. Dale.
My earliest memories of Ascot were of the wonderful people who lived in and around the Fernbank Road area. These people were and still are the true people of Ascot. Although we were all "Working-class" we had the most wonderful childhoods any children have ever had. This was a true community. Everybody had their ...Read full memory
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