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
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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
My name is Pauline Stanhope (nee Young). I was born on the Syon Estate, 1944. Growing up there was very carefree. The local park (rec) was right opposite our house. I spent many happy hours playing there with the local children. In the summer Rossi's, the ice cream van, used to come around and all the children used to run home ...Read full memory
1950 - 1961. Hi my name was Pat Gardener and my sister was Maureen. We went to St Georges School and then to Brentford Secondary Modern. I would love to share memories with old friends (hopefully many of them still alive). My email address is email@example.com. We lived at ...Read full memory
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
All the activities and events mentioned in these memories, I have also been involved in. Going to St. Georges school, teachers being Mr Church and Mr Allen, being at school when the King died. Going to the Odeon at Northfields on Saturday morning, seeing Tarzan, Superman, Nyaka the jungle girl (I think that it the way ...Read full memory
My grandparents lived at No.29 Distillery Road; their names were Thomas and Amy Passey but known as Tama and Cath. My dad, James (Jim), and his sister Lilian (Lily) lived there as well and I have fond memories of going there as a child. I too, have a picture of the Coronation party, my grandad dressed up as a ...Read full memory
I remember my early schooldays very well. I started at Bush Corner Open Air school in 1953. I was born in Ealing Road Brentford in 1947 and first went to school at Ealing Road school. When I was 6 I went to Bush Corner Open air school as I had suspected Polio and had a problem walking. My best memories of this school was the ...Read full memory
What a wonderful site. I came across it while researching an accompanying book for my sister's planned 90 birthday Tour of Brentford in June this year. We lived in Brentford from around 1930 until 1976 when our mother died. They were eventful, not to say interesting times. My sister and I both attended Ealing Road Junior ...Read full memory
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