Burnham, Beeches 1929
Memories of Burnham, Beeches 1929
.... as a little girl, I always remember going here with my Mum, my Aunt Edith and my cousin Dick. Mum would say we are going to 'Burnham Beeches today'. I could never quite understand when we got there, where the sand and sea was ... and I realise now that 'Beeches' meant 'trees' .. and not the 'seaside'!
Memories of Burnham
I spent many a happy moment as a schoolboy caddy at BBGC at the end of the 50s and early 60s. It was also a very useful source of pocket money. I regularly caddied for local businessmen, the likes of the MD of Weston's Biscuits, Herbert Greenshield, as well as a number of visitors. The professional at that time was Joe ...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.
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