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.

Cycling Over Kew Bridge

The first thing I remember after turning left over Kew Bridge was a pub, and at the end of that pub was a jellied eel stall, My Mum and Dad used to stop there and get a pint of whelks covered in pepper and chilly vinegar, then we would walk home to Kenley road. Dad would give me the biggest Whelk out of the bag and it ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentford

1970s Visit

My grandparents and father were born in Brentford, so armed with an address from the census and a new-found enthusiasm for family history, I made my first ever visit. I walked along the High Street and found a large supermarket and car park covered the house and its bakery at no. 237 where they lived until WW1. I was so ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentford by Celia Cotton

Bbrentford 1950/68

I lived in Brook Road from 1949 till 1968. I went to St Johns School till 1960 and then ArchBishop Myers in Hounslow. I lived with parents May and Alf Tyrrell, with nan and grandad living upstairs, when flats were not portioned off. I remember shops such as Fred (S)mudge the Albany Road butcher, the italian ice cream ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentford by Roger Tyrrell