I've been reading fondly some of the Brentford memories. I first moved to Brentford in about 1953 approx, where I lived at 7 The Ride, which was one of the four Children's Homes. I remember Mr Goddard of Goddard's furniture store. I went to St Paul's School where Mr Potts was headmaster and Tom ...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
Some weeks ago I was back in my beloved Brentford for The Bees V MK Dons..Sadly I didn't have any time to have a wander round and walk in familiar places...just a quick drink in The Globe.Was good being there amongst all the Bees supporters...even though I was wearing a Dons shirt over the top of my Bees shirt !! Well I ...Read full memory
I was born on the Clayponds estate, i fact my sister slill lives in that area. I went to Lionel Road School, later I attended Chiswick Grammer. I roamed all the old areas around Brentford; the Queens Hall was a regular haunt twice a week, Brentford Football Club when playing. I married a girl, Jean Maslin, from Kenley ...Read full memory
I am cycling along the canal and have just passed under the railway bridge. I pass under the great metal warehouse. Quickly there is a rattle as I cross the little bridge by the gauging lock, which is incidentally is a swing bridge. I admire the gauging lock office, where previously I had ...Read full memory
Hi Ann..amazing how the memories of those years remain with us after so many years. Like you I went to St Georges School. I was there till 1952 and remember taking my 11 Plus Exam on the day the King died. Exam was in the morning and Mum took me to the Queens in the afternoon but because of King's death the cinema ...Read full memory
I remember so much of my childhood in Brentford, mostly from the early 50s to mid-60s. Alfie Winkworth mentions the Pottery Arms pub where the landlords were sisters Wyn and Cissie and the Harry Matheson he mentions was actually married to one of the sisters. The shop mentioned on one of the corners of Harnage ...Read full memory
I went to school at the house, in the grounds, of Boston Manor Park from 1951-1953. I have very fond memories of this school, Miss Stevenson being the head and Mrs Clark the other teacher. We used to do nature walks around the lake and into the woods and I remember seeing a tramp who appeared to live in the park. We had ...Read full memory
I lived in Hamilton Road from 1940 until approx 1958. (my name then was Mortlock) I went to Ealing Road School and then Brentford Secondary Modern. I remember the air raid shelter at the top of Hamilton Road and hearing the sirens and seeing bomb sites etc. The High Street was full of old fashioned shops, a bakers and a shop ...Read full memory
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