Ickenham, Swakeleys House c.1965

Ickenham, Swakeleys House c.1965

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Memories of Ickenham

Shopping At Hamers

I moved to St Giles Avenue with my parents in 1948 when I was 15 years old.  Before this group of shops was built, there was a little hut run by Mr Hamer and I remember my dad buying his cigarettes and newspapers there. ...Read full memory

A memory of Ickenham by Lorna Jennings

Glebe Avenue Parade Of Shops

..or 1959 to 1964 The other grocers on that parade may have been the DeHond family, I think that they originated in Belgium? A very pleasant, kindly, hardworking family. I used to help out by driving their ...Read full memory

Pelican Cafe

I worked at the Bakery for about two years, this was my second job after leaving school, which was the Bishop Ramsey Church of England School which opened in 1980 taking over Ruislip Manor and St Martins C.O.E school that was in ...Read full memory

A memory of Ickenham by Wayne Barrett

The Pelican Restaurant

We lived in a charming little bungalow in, I think it was called, Parkfield Avenue, a little cul-de-sac with a footpath that led to a golf course. Going out of the cul-de-sac the other way and then going right towards ...Read full memory

A memory of Ickenham by Clare Wiseman

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Sir Edmund Wright, sometime Lord Mayor of London, built this lovely Jacobean house. A later owner, Sir Robert Vyner, notoriously cooked one of his deceased servants, displaying the corpse in an open coffin to visitors - a macabre spectacle that delighted Samuel Pepys, who recorded the event in his diary.