Memories of Bramley
I was borne in 1956 in a house on Broadlea Grove Bramley and lived there until I got married in 1975 had really happy times and Iv lots of happy memories playing on the streets or in Bramley Fallwoods and at the canal I still live in Bramley but on the Swinnow
My father, Dudley Darrell was born at Bramley Grange 13th November 1909. He was the youngest son of fred and Jennie Darrell who had bought the estate a couple of years prior only to lose the property in 1911 during the recession at that timevand the loss of his diamond mining interests in South Africa, due in part to his opposition to Cecil Rhodes. they moved to Henley on Thames where my father grew up. We have copious correspondence relating to the foreclosure and also photos of the property, we still retain most of the furniture and contents.
My grandfather James Head and his wife Mary were the first owners of Arreton and my father told me he used to play in the meadows at the rear of the house. He told me there was a river there where he caught roach, perch and pike. From early family photos it appeared that Arreton stood alone but when we visited the area ...Read full memory
Me and my brothers and sisters lived in Bramley at the end of the 1960s, we lived in Gosden Common, right at the end where you went through a gate and there were two or three cottages and we lived at the end cottage no 11. Does anyone know what this address is? There was 8 children and my mum and dad who lived here. We remember what ...Read full memory