Frimley Green photos
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Frimley Green maps
Historic maps of Frimley Green and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Frimley Green maps
Frimley Green area books
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Memories of Frimley Green
I had loads of fun when I was there and I did not want to leave. I had two friends, Derek Knight & Foxy, you were not allowed on the range but we did and came back loaded with mortar bombs and stuff which we bartered with other kids, If you kept your dorm clean and tidy you went to the pictures as a treat.
I can only just remember this scene, as I was in the army awaiting a compassionate discharge. I was at Deepcut in Blackdown when I met this lovely girl called Shelia. She was very fond of horses and as I remember she was into show jumping. I was given a job at the stables. I became very friendly with her and her boyfriend, Tony, and I was invited to her 16th birthday party at her mum and dad's house. The house was down a dead end lane, but I cannot remember the name of the lane. She gave me a photo of herself and 2 friends "Carol & Dennis". When I was discharged from the army I was asked to stay on in Frimley; I did and got a job in a factory making fibre glass - what a job that was. I owe a debt of gratitude to Shelia, her family & friends, because when I left the army I had no work and nowhere to... Read more
Barrow Hill School, Frimley
I come from Battersea, SW London. My mother sent me to Barrow Hill School when I was 8 years old, I stayed there for 3 years. We lived in dormitories. The head master at that time was Mr Churchill. I had a nice time there, sports day was good. My mother used to come and visit me. There were places there where we used to venture out. The army used to leave all their ammunition lying around, it was out of bounds to us kids. It would be nice to have some pictures of the old school then if anybody has got any please email me.
Blast From The Past.
Wow, did that ever shake me to the core. The names Richardson and Fairminer, Long and a few others sprang to mind as fellow pupils at the local Primary School. In those days I lived in Worsley Road. I can remember fishing the Basingstoke canal at Frimley Green and seeing the last barge go by which I beleive was scuttled just before the flight of locks. I have lived and worked in the area for a number of years but now retired, live just outside Basingstoke. Any past friends and aquaintances are welcome to contact me. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and I look forword to reading more.
My Grandparent's Home
I received information from my cousin Leslie about this photo. Now that I have found it I am delighted. My grandparents were Thomas Benjamin Fairminer (1881-1954) who married Louisa Florence Smith (1880 - 1944). They raised 11 children, some of them at Bedford Lane. Their birth dates range from 1900 to 1924. My mother Florence Louisa (known as Ciss) was born in 1905. I remember visiting Bedford Lane as a very young child, one of my mother's brothers, Alfred, lived a couple of houses down. A Mr D F Richardson shared information about this photo in April 2006. He says that he went to school with one of Mr Fairminer's sons, who must have been one of my uncles. I wonder which one it was? I am researching my mother's family and this is a lovely piece of information for me to include. During my research I have been able to get in touch with a number of cousins, many of them and their families still live in Frimley Green... Read more
My name is Eric Morris and I have received the sad news that John Vanstock passed away in November 2011. May God bless him and his family in their sad loss. Rest in peace, never forgotten, a true Burrow Hill lad. He was there from 1952 until 1954. His true dear friend, Eric Morris.
Barrow Hill School
I went to Barrow Hill School in the early fifties, Mr. Rees was the Headmaster. On a Friday evening we would go into his home and watch the Cisco Kid on television, the first television I ever watched. I also remember one evening a man coming with several snakes and giving a talk in the hall, also watching films in the hall, quite a lot which was made by Pan American Airways I believe. Taking turns playing with the model railway set they had there, I got told off once because I should have been playing football, but it was my turn on the railway, so I missed football. I went there for two terms winter and Spring, also remember clearing the snow, helping the cook with the washing up, going over the moors looking for bullet casings and watching tanks. Once the army set up a base at the bottom of the drive, which got all the boys interested. Sleeping in what look like stables... Read more
Burrow Hill School
Dear Burrow HIll lads, I don't know why some of the lads have not got in touch with me lately, I have got 4 books of Burrow Hill School waiting to be sold, anybody that would like one please let me know. It took me a year to complete this book. Hope to hear from someone soon. PS, Roger Hibbrd, Frank Thurlow and Colin Schulman said the book is fantastic. Your Burrow Hill lad Eric Morris.