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Elliott Family

I am researching my family history and trying to find relatives, My aunt Lydia married Reginald Elliott in Kent during the 1930s, they had 4 children?? John, Frederick, Yvonne, all born in Berkshire. I know Berkshire is a big county, but just maybe someone has heard of them.

Memories of Berkshire

Living in Sonning Eye.

As my article states, I lived and grew up at Sonning Mill which means I lived in Sonning Eye a great area to grow with lots of friends.

My Memories of Caversham

Bridge Street 1908, Caversham
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I lived in Caversham  in 1970-1972 at 11A Bridge Street, above the hairdresser's shop. It was owned by a Mr Simmonds, who was our landlord. There was a newspaper shop about 3 doors up from where we lived. There were our friends, the Hyetts - Clive, Louis, and their mum. There was the pub across the road run by a scottish guy, can't remember his name. I used to work at Mr Harry's suits, on the Basingstoke Rd. My late husband worked at Stevenson Mills, next to the Gillette factory. We used to go to the World Turned Upside Down, on the Basingstoke Road. My name was Kath McCarte, my late hubby was Bernie. If anyone remembers us please contact me or 01495 320226 many lovely memories.

School Days

Bridge Street 1908, Caversham
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I used to have my hair cut in the barber shop on Bridge St usually before going to Saturday morning cinema.
I also did a paper round for the newsagent on the bridge, the round was in Caversham Heights where I lived in Albert Road.
School was at Caversham Secondary Modern, I really enjoyed school great time.
Left there in 1959. any one remember the school plays and ballroom dancing?

'The Clappers'

The Weir 1890, Caversham
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'The Clappers' as my dad would say.... 1980 I would spend many hours here pike fishing, there used to be an old guy that used to hang around hoping someone would offer their catch to him for his tea.

Lower Caversham

The Weir 1890, Caversham
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Lived at Piggotts Road adjacent to Caversham Mill in 1954 to 1966. As kids. View Island & the river area were wonderful; fishing below the mill, swimming View Island. In an old gypsy caravan along Mill Green lived Johny Edwards, a scrap dealer who collected mainly old metal on a handcart. He would shout at us kids & chase us away if he was in a bad mood - very scary. Bonfire nights we used to erect a huge bonfire on disused allotments at the rear of Piggotts Road & would maintain a camp inside the bonfire prior to bonfire night to stop other kids setting it alight before the night. Potato picking at Deans Farm, the farmer, John Lucas, would pay loads of kids two shillings & sixpence for a days work. When I left school I worked at British Technical Cork Products at Caversham Mill, only 50 yards from my house, but I was always late clocking in ... Read more

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