Ickenham, Swakeleys House c.1965

Ickenham, Swakeleys House c.1965

Neg. I59013

Memories of Ickenham

A Great Place To Live

I was christened at St Giles in 1950 and lived in The Grove until I got married in 1972. I went to Breakspear Primary School and then Vyners. As a boy I was always playing in ...Read full memory

A memory of Ickenham by Bob Passmore

12 Glebe Avenue Kolordek

This picture is just too small to see if my parents' shop - Kolordek - is illustrated in the row. We moved away around 66/67. Vaiseys had the grocers next door - I was friends ...Read full memory

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 ...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 ...Read full memory

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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.

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