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The Lane Pauline Johnson

A Memory of Burghfield

I used to walk to Blands School through the lane with my friend Jean Brookes, we would often stop outside the Clark's (Terry) house and climb up the bank where we could see Jean's house across the field. Then we would continue past the West's house (Peter). We were often late for school as you can imagine! The headteacher at Blands school was Mr Halfpenny, one of the teachers was Miss Tanner, a road leading of off Hollybush Lane was named after her. I remember Dauntless well, my mum worked there for a while in the 1960s, a few of the local lads got married to Wrens. I lived on Clayhill Road and my friend lived in the Close.

A memory shared by pauline.hutchins , on Jan 16th, 2009.

Comments & feedback

Mon Dec 21st 2015, at 2:39 pm

alecmudge commented:

I am chairman of the Burghfield Residents Association. We produce the Residents News which I like to contain items of historic interest. My particular aim at the moment is to obtain a photograph of the original Blands Sch before it moved to it's present location to be included in an article I am writing on the school. Can you help or perhaps know someone who can? Obviously the photo will be returned to you. Thanks Alec Mudge

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