Memories of Burnham
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 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 Burnham who was always prepared to buy lost balls we found to help our meagre income. The golf course also played host on occasions to important groups of visitors... I well remember the visit of the Australian Cricket touring side in the 1950s and Lord and Lady Astor were frequent players on the beautiful course. I was introduced to the Club by several of my uncles, especially Sid and Fred and cousin ...Read full memory
Hadn't changed when I lived there in '63, or when I went back in 2003.
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