Memories of Ascot

Cheapside C Of E School

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

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Sunninghill And St Michaels Cof E School

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

A memory of Ascot by Janet Sanders

Hairdressers

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

A memory of Ascot by pammie.couchman

Memories Of St Michaels School Sunninghill

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

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New Shops

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

A memory of Ascot by jonestommaddock

The Football Years

On this very field the F.A cup finals were played.  Of course in the imagination of young boys.  It served as a picnic venue, blackberrying with Mum and sisters.  Today it is a playing field with a small park for the youngsters.  Sunday league football is played here now but never with those names Tom ...Read full memory

A memory of Ascot by Mick Potter

Early Memories Of An Ascotonian

I was born at 40 Bracken Bank (off Fernbank Road) in June 1953. I attended Ascot Heath Primary School on the original site in Fernbank Road, from 1958 until 1964. I remember Richard Dale from these days, although I am not sure if he attended Ascot Heath for all that time. I do remember very well walking ...Read full memory

A memory of Ascot by Susan Hunt

Early Memories Of An Ascotonian

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

A memory of Ascot by Richard Dale

Ascot 1966

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

A memory of Ascot by Michael Hopkins

The Hunts

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

A memory of Ascot by Ronald Ponsford

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