Memories of Burnham
I am taking a guess at the year, my paternal grandfather was one of the partners in a foundry called Wood and Stannard. The business was at the lower end of the High Street, and oposite the road to the church and the Five Bells pub. Not entirely sure what year he left Brittania House (as that was what it was ...Read full memory
Hadn't changed when I lived there in '63, or when I went back in 2003.
Does anyone remember the little black taxi-cab and driver? I know that he lived in Windsor Lane and I can remember him bringing my Mum home from hospital in early 1948. I know there was another car used as a taxi driven by a Miss Williams.
My family were the Elstones who lived in High Street on the 1881 census, although they were all in the Burnham area for many years. My grandfather was Manager of Websters Coal Yard at Taplow station, but then returned to the village to live in the flats just north of the High Street in about 1960. I think some of the 'Chant' side of the family are still living there.