Memories of Berkhamsted

Paul

Hi, I was christened here at St Peter's Church and lived in Berkhamsted for 21 years.

A memory of Berkhamsted by Paul Kirby

Northchurch High Street

I recently started to research my family tree. I myself have been living in Northchurch for 19 years. I was very suprised to find that my grandfather was born in Cheddington and raised there, as were his siblings, parents and family going way back. Imagine my suprise when I found that one of my great uncles was ...Read full memory

Grandmother's Birthplace

When, after my marriage, I went to live in Berkhamsted in late 1970 I had no idea that I was to find out that my Grandmother, Dorothy Flowers had been born here at Ashridge House. Her father was coachman to Lord Brownlow, who at that time owned Ashridge, Belton House in Lincolnshire and a London home in Carlton ...Read full memory

I Was Born In This House 25/6/46

Would anybody remember anything about my family, we left Berkhamsted in 1948?

A memory of Berkhamsted

Queen Mum Opens New Dining Wing

I remember being in the Beeches Prep School at the time. Anybody else remember the staff I wonder? Miss Lambert in Kindergarten and Transition, Miss Cutler - Form 1, Miss Reid - Lower 2 and Mrs Cotton in Middle 2. I was 9 when Queen Elizabeth, the queen mother, came to visit and we all learnt to curtsey to ...Read full memory

Ancestral Ties

My story is similar to that of Yvonne Parker. When I got married in 1974 we bought our first house in Victoria Road and raised our three children there. They all attended a playgroup in the Baptist Church on the other side of the High Street and moved on to Victoria School, one of them eventually moving up to Bridgewater ...Read full memory

A memory of Berkhamsted by Roger Bowen

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