Burghfield Common, Berkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Burghfield Common and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Burghfield Common

I was born and bought up in Normoor Road, Three Firs Way, Burghfield. I went to Blands, Garlands and then Willink. My mum, her sister and brother all went to Mrs Blands school on Reading Road in the early 50's. My surname then was Earley and I loved living in Burghfield, I still miss it but I still take my son ...Read full memory

A Great Village

I was born in the village and so was my father. Growing up was great, we used to walk over the common, which we lived in front of in Bunces Lane, leave doors unlocked etc, go for bike rides, in the village everyone knew everyone! If you got done or caught by the local copper, he would tell you off and then see your ...Read full memory

Childhood

I was born in Blands school house in December 1945 where I lived with my eldest sisters Sheila and Janet and later my brother Keith. My mum looked after the children and my dad ran the school as headmaster, At the side of the house was a small gate leading into the playground, where I used to spend time talking to the ...Read full memory