Photo of Ickenham, Swakeleys House c.1965

Ickenham, Swakeleys House c.1965

Neg. I59013

Memories of Ickenham

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

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

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Ickenham by Wayne Barrett

Glebe Farm House. 1936.

My family were the last people to occupy Glebe Farm House, Glebe Ave, Ickenham. The area is now called Cloverlly Close. It was built in the 17th Century as a rectory. We ...Read full memory

A memory of Ickenham by Eric Hazell

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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.