Memories of Bagshot

Pinewood, 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

A memory of Bagshot by Sylvia Wright

Bagshot Police Station 1965

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

Bagshot Update

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

A memory of Bagshot

Where I Was Born

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.

A memory of Bagshot

Clipping The Hedge At St Annes

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 ...Read full memory

1955 & Prior The Cricketers Etc

I was born in 1947 (a home birth) in Grove End cottage which was, and still is, located pretty much across the London Road and railway line from the Cricketers pub. Although I've never been inside the pub, I have on occasion as a child, watched cricket with my Dad at the weekends. I notice on the satellite map ...Read full memory

My Birth Place

I don't remember, but I was born at this nursing home. I was the first child of Mavis and Ed Papworth, and I was born on 31st May, 1949. My brother Frank was also born at this nursing home 2 years and 9 months later. Both my brother and his family and myself and my family now live in Perth, Australia. I attended primary ...Read full memory

A memory of Bagshot by Melanie Leather

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