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Ickenham, Swakeleys House c.1965

Photo of Ickenham, Swakeleys House c.1965

Ickenham, Swakeleys House c.1965

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Memories of Ickenham

School Days

I went to school in Swakeleys Road - Ickenham High School. It was in an old Queen Anne House at the end of a gravel drive next to the United Reformed Church. Rectory Close was built on ...Read full memory

A memory of Ickenham by Heather Holden

My Confirmation

Must have been 1962 when I was confirmed at St Giles. We have an old super 8 film of us coming out of church, boys smartly dressed, girls veiled, some wore uniforms. We had had ...Read full memory

A memory of Ickenham by Patricia Reeve De Becker

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Ickenham by Patricia Reeve De Becker

St Giles Church.

We moved to Ickenham in early 1960s and attended the parish church of St Giles. It is a very old church, once belonging to the estate of Swakeleys House, and is on the corner of a ...Read full memory

A memory of Ickenham by Heather Holden

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About this photo

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.