Ruislip, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Ruislip and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Ruislip Blacksmiths, Bury Street

Back in the 1950's, on the way home from the Sacred Heart School, we sometimes used to come down the High Street and go to the blacksmiths. They were located between the duck pond and the bowling green. We used to stand at the doorway and watched as horses were shod, wheels repaired, gates and ornamental fences ...Read full memory

A memory of Ruislip by oneperson001

Pub Sign At The George

The George Hotel was newly decorated and it re-opened with a special day around 1985. The horse drawn Whitbread Brewery dray arrived and the newly painted pub sign was unveiled by the mayor. Everything looked great and a good day out was ensured by a dazzling display from the dancers and musicians of Whitethorn ...Read full memory

Queen Mary

My mother, Heather Carter, her sister Roma and my sister Janet Davies were all married in St Martin's, which was very high church, the smell of incense is still strong in my mind. I remember, though I don't know quite when this was, old Queen Mary visiting the church. I and my sister and other kids lined up behind the chain ...Read full memory

A memory of Ruislip by Anna Wynne