Memories of Brentford

Scout Days..

I don't suppose my old Scout group in Brentford still exists? Back in the middle 50's I belonged to the 4th Brentford Scout group based at St Faiths Church in Windmill Road. Our Scout leaders were Alan De Jong and brothers, Wally and Richard Brown. Such enjoyable days with hikes around the Denham area, weekend camping at ...Read full memory

Kenley Road

Yes I remember your wife, I used to live at number 9 Kenley Road with my mum and dad and sister Carol. My name is John Thomas. My dad was a lorry driver and worked for Wiggins and Sankeys, delivering bricks and stuff all over England until he got a job in Brentford Market. Sadly, Mum and Dad died years ago, Dad at an early ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentford by John Thomas

Memories Of Brentford

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

A memory of Brentford by Barry Draper

Brentford 1961 Part One

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentford by Nick Beard

Old Friends From Brenford

Hello all, I lived at 38 York road just of the Great west road, I loved growing up in Brentford and would love to move back, but I am having problems in finding old friends. I am trying to find someone who I miss a lot so if anyone can help me I am looking to find anyone who lived of Boston Manor road at the Mall, ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentford by young-r4


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

A memory of Brentford by Gwynne Tilly

Distillery Road Brentford

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

A memory of Brentford by Martyn Passey

Nerver Forget My Friends

Hello Eunice and Arthur Burridge, remember me, Gary Matthews? Arthur, you nicknamed me Avenue, Eunice, I was in love with you. I could not believe it when I came upon this site and see your names there. I have had a funny sort of life, came to Australia 1970, divorced 1977, married 1980, divorced 1998, married ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentford by Gary Matthews

Brentford 1961 Part Two

Here I found myself working in the Turriff Building in 1961. Imagine lunch times with time to explore Brentford. The Butts was first of course, very near to the Turriff Building. You crossed the little footbridge over the railway and found yourself almost immeidiately in the Butts, opposite the London Boatmans ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentford by Nick Beard

Brentford...Then And Now...

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

A memory of Brentford by awink1940

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