Memories of Bracknell

Church Road

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

A memory of Bracknell

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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

A memory of Bracknell by Colin Lennox

Newspapers And Sore Legs

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.

A memory of Bracknell by Keith Gillman

The Catholic Church

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

A memory of Bracknell

Milk, Eggs And ........

Many times I rode my scooter (didn't have a bike!) down Moordale Avenue, thru the park, up the hill to the shops. Sometimes having to buy for my mum such things as; milk, eggs and sanitary napkins! Good memories, thanks!

A memory of Bracknell by Keith Gillman

Long Ago In A World Far Away.......

From 1953-1964 I lived on Wilwood Road and remember this scene very well! Puts a smile on my face.

A memory of Bracknell by Keith Gillman


Did anyone work at Dresser Ltd in western road. I moved down from london in 1969 and had a house in Great Hollands. I think that we were the only people there at that time. House was enormous, too big for us really. I am in Spain now but still remember those times.

A memory of Bracknell by Barry Draper

Bracknell Cattle Market At The Cross Road

The Old manor had a legend that highwayman Dick Turpin made an escape by taking the cellar tunnel under Church Road to the Hind's Head (the white building). At Sandy Lane Infants School, my friend Andrew Balfour lived in the Old Manor. He showed me the secret tunnel. Its reputation was more ...Read full memory

A memory of Bracknell by Keith Bennett


I moved to Lindenhill Road back in 1954 from South London. I have many fond memories of growing up there and attending Meadowvale Primary School before going to Ranelagh Grammar School. I remember the shops at Priestwood Square, the Admiral Cunningham, the Doctor's office (Faunch and Lask) and the Dentist (Bond).

A memory of Bracknell by Melvyn Ball

Priestwood Avenue

I have lived in Lindenhill Road, Priestwood since March 1954, when my parents moved from Southwark, South London. My dad helped build the new town - initially by travelling down from London on the 'milk train' with his brother and brother in law, and then securing a Bracknell Development Corporation house. He worked on ...Read full memory

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