Stanwell, The Village Hall c.1955
Memories of Stanwell, the Village Hall c1955
Village Hall - I remember Fri night film shows by a travelling projectionist that cost 9d. Sat mornings was a good time to watch Mr Cole shoeing horses next door. The building beyond the blacksmiths was Lands Newsagents and I had a paper round there in the early 50's delivering to Gibson Place and Roberts Close that had been newly built, up by Stanwell Place.
Memories of Stanwell
My mum used to run the off licence...she started working there the year my older sister turned 11 and passed her 11+. My mum ran the off licence until she had to leave in 1979 when my dad had his first heart attack. Dad is still alive but mum died last year (2012) aged 77 years. We lived in Canopus Way and my sister, my brother ...Read full memory
My mother was born in Stanwell Oaks Road in 1928 where the airport is now, her family were moved to Viola Avenue when Heathrow expanded where she shared many memories of the war and going to Staines Town Hall for dances and working for Dunns shoe shop in Staines. I was born in 1957 and went to St Mary's ...Read full memory
I was born at my Grandparents House in Long Lane Stanwell in 1966, my Grandad Jack/John Thornton helped deliver me. My Grandad was well known in the Community and Catholic Congregation of both St Michaels in Ashford and St Davids in Stanwell. My Grandmother was Freda Thornton. I grew up in Stanwell, went to ...Read full memory
I moved to Stanwell with my parents in 1959 aged 4. When I was 11 I learnt to ride at Stanwell's pony club run by a lady called Geraldine Richardson who used to keep her ponies at the stables at the Vicarage (now pulled down). We made friends with Amanda Hoyle the vicar's daughter who got us all ...Read full memory