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.

Boston Manor Part 3

Next to the underground depot on the Boston Road was a litte shop called The Acorn. It sold sweetss etc. On the other side of the line where offices are now was Boston Bumps. This was a piece of waste land where we rode our track bikes which were painted black and white. We called ourselves the Zedbras. I remember Michelin ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentford by Nick Beard

Boston Manor Part 2

The streets around Boston Manor were more spacious and had bigger houses than Hanwell. Southdown Avenue was very grand. Going towards Elthorne Park I remember Mr Mitchell our geography teacher at Bordeston school lived. On the right Mrs Costick who was 7th Hanwell Cubs Akala lived. Running paralell with Southdown Avenue ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentford by Nick Beard

Boston Manor Part 1

I have noticed a lack of memories of Boston Manor although it has a underground station and a sizeable population. I will start with the shops I remember in the 1950/60. Going towards Hanwell on the right hand side there was an estate agents. Next was Renee hairdressers. The International stores (a sort of little ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentford