Jackson's Mill

A Memory of Bourne End

I grew up in Bourne End and went to the Primary School from 1954 to 1960. My father, Dennis Sharley, was the catering manager at the Mill. I vividly remember collecting newspaper to be weighed and sold for a few shillings. Also fond memories of the annual works outing to Brighton. Brightly coloured Bedford Doplo coaches lined up from the Ash tree right back to the Mill entrance. Wonderful days for a child..

A memory shared by Chris Sharley , on Jul 21st, 2013.

Comments & feedback

Sun Nov 30th 2014, at 8:00 am

troon commented:

I grew up in Bourne End, first in "Chalklands", living in a bungalow. I knew Christopher Sharley, we played in the street as five year olds! Reading his memory on this page brought back to me those wonderful days in the 1950s. My family moved to Wharf Lane to a house called "Brookfield". The river Thames, and Townsend's boatyard were our new playground. A Swallows & Amazons childhood there from the age of six to ten! Collecting empty Corona bottles in the floods for a refund of threepence, when taken back to Mr White;s sweet shop at the end ofn Oakfield Road was such fun back then .......

Sun Nov 30th 2014, at 8:03 am

troon commented:

Continuing from my first comment, I'm Russ Crombie ..... Chris Sharley lived next door to me in Chalklands - if this is the Chris I remember. Also another neighbour was Laurie Grace! .......

Add your comment

You must be signed-in to your Frith account to post a comment.

Sign-in or Register now

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history & people?