1,345 more photos of Norfolk & Cumbria in June 2017 Release

Brentford, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Brentford and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

4th June 1961 Jfk Passes Through

It was 4th June 1961 and John F Kennedy was due to pass by Brentford on the Great West Road. The M4 had not yet been built. I went with my friend Graham around 7pm and joined the many people sitting on Macleans wall opposite the Turriff Building. The calvalcade passed by and we started to walk away. As we did ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentford by Nick Beard

Greet Road

Does anyone remember this road?

A memory of Brentford by Nick Beard


I was born in 1937 at 73 Boston Gardens, Brentford, Middesex, near Boston Manor Station on the Picadilly Line. I left the area in 1954 to work on the south coast prior to emigrating to New Zealand in 1961. I remember the public baths (and the library!)  where I learnt to swim at a young age and, of course, the domination of ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentford by Gwynne Tilly