RECOLLECTIONS OF ASH VALE By Lt Col Taylor Ash Vale, viewed from the main route through it the Frimley and Ash Vale roads would not have appeared to alter a lot during the last 100 years. Houses do now occupy some of the Stratford and Warwick Farm lands adjacent to 'The Angler's Rest'; the common ...Read full memory
My husband recently took me on a trip down Memory Lane to Ash Vale. I am 76 years old and can remember everything so vividly, having been evacuated there during the war years. We lived in Balmoral Road and my mother became friendly with a Mrs Bugdale in Wharf Road (her house has been demolished, making way for Budgen's!). It ...Read full memory
My grandfather owned a house in Charthouse Road, Ash Vale. It was the last house on the left. My mother grew up in this house along with two brothers and two sisters until she was married. When the grandparents died my mothers brother took over the house and brought his family up. My sisters and I spent ...Read full memory
I lived on Longacre estate. I was born in 1951 and stayed there until I was about 8/9 years old when my parents moved to Preston. My dad worked at the bakery in the village, and then for a milkman called Bill Bugden. My gran/grandad lived at canal villas, by the side of the canal. I also had aunties and uncles living next ...Read full memory
I owned a terrace house in wharf road in the 1970"s. Many properties have been demolished.On the corner of Balmoral Road is now a supermarket also there is a huge furniture shop where Tolleys garage once was A parade of shops are on the opposite side of the road where the canal is. It still remains a lovely village,although some would now call it a mini town.
I had just a few weeks here, June/July 1955, in Mychett Hutments prior to Embarkation to Egypt and subsquently, Cyprus. This was the transit camp for the Royal Army Pay Corps. Memories of the area are now quite vague. However, I do remember having a drink in a nearby Village Pub (can't remember the name). My pals and I ...Read full memory
The building on the right hand side was owned by the Tuppers and is now the Swan pub/restaurant. Other than that, this picture is exactly how it looks now :)
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