Bagshot, St Anne's Church 1906
Memories of Bagshot, St Anne's Church 1906
My dad, Eric Berry, used to clip this hedge - BY HAND! When we're little, things always seem bigger than they really are, but my recollections of watching my Dad clip this hedge on the days he did the gardening at St Anne's church, were pretty accurate. It really is as big as I remember! I also recall going to St Anne's Hall ( a bit further back down the hill?) with my Mum, to collect our ration books. At the bottom of the hill was Fortuna's Ice Cream Parlour - I can still remember the lucious creamy taste! Yum!
Memories of Bagshot
The house in the background is Pinewood, built by my great grandfather, Sir Howard Elphinstone, VC, KGB etc. He was one of the first soldiers in the Crimean War to win a VC. His VC is now in the Imperial War Museum. He was born near Riga, Latvia (then Livonia) in 1829. He was educated in Germany, before the family moved ...Read full memory
My father was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Surrey Constabulary. We were moved from Coldharbour in Surrey to the police house in Bagshot. My father is Eric Shields and was the police Sergeant for Bagshot, Windlesham and Lightwater until his retirement in 1979. We lived in the police house (on the left ...Read full memory
London road in Bagshot has changed little there is extension on cricketers now premier inn . the building across the road half built? further down on right side is huge nursing home title Sunrise . Bagshot private park royalty still there. the old police station now archaeology centre never seen anyone there? twelve London rd ...Read full memory
I was born on the 5th January 1948 in the Duchess of Connaught Nursing Home, Bagshot, evidently I was the only girl in a room full of boys.