Brentford 1961 Part One

A Memory of Brentford

In 1961 I started work at Heathrow, and within three weeks was transferred to the new Turriff Building on the Great West Road. The canteen was on the tenth floor. Imagine having a subsidised lunch and looking out over Brentford. Could there be a finer view. The freight trains crossing the Great West Road and heading around the curve by the former Brentford Station, crossing the canal and heading into the docks. The Jantzeen factory right opposite. Those part double decker BEA coaches with destination blinds showing Prague, Paris, Rome, and Amsterdam, all places I would visit in later years as I worked for an airline.

A memory shared by Nick Beard , on Jul 30th, 2013.

Comments & feedback

Add your comment

You must be signed-in to your Frith account to post a comment.

Sign-in or Register now

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history & people?

Also Remembered This Week

Some of the places you've shared memories of this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.