Bracknell, Holy Trinity Church 1901
Memories of Bracknell, Holy Trinity Church 1901
Chour Master was a Mr Faulkner, he had a great influence on me during my time in the church choir. He had a Morris Minor FRX83, green, I have never forgotten it. He used to pick me up for practice every week, and insisted that our cassock/surplice was always smart. To the right of the gates was where all new members got initiated, they were placed on the wall laying down, then rolled off onto the ground, we thought that was great, or we took them into the foyer and tried to get them to touch the light switch, telling them it was live. I can laugh now, but we all went through it. We got paid as well so we went to most services, I even got to pull the bells, now that was great. Colin
Memories of Bracknell
One of the old houses - 'Gainsborough' was used as a doctors surgery in early 60's . the name lives on today with the Gainsborough doctors practice in Whitegrove Copse! Down a short lane off Church Road ( over the left shoulder of the photographer) was a very dusty Scout/ Cubs hut used by 1st Bracknell - I used to come home ...Read full memory
Hi Susan , I always thought that Joe Smith was the bookie that done the train trip to the sea side each year , got a packed lunch , and a coin as you said , My wife worked at Thompkins the Bakery , there sun Dave , married Jenny Plumber , they had one other son , Fish and chip shop in Station Road you went up some stairs ...Read full memory
From the newsagents (I believe the name was Crisps, maybe) I delivered morning newspapers on my little scooter - ha!ha! And I saved enough money to buy my first bike at 11. Needed it to get to secondary school.
I remember when they disinterred all the graves prior to demolishing the church- they hung canvas screens in front of the railings and it really spooked me to think of all those bones being dug up ! Allistair Beckett