Wokingham, The Terrace c.1955
Memories of Wokingham
One of my lasting memories is watching the cars going to Ascot for the races in the 1950's, sitting on a seat in front of the Holt School on Reading Road, taking car numbers and admiring the fashions. The cars were amazing - Rolls Royce, Bentleys etc. There were no stretch limousines in those days and it was completely safe for a ...Read full memory
I remember Martins swimmimg pool well, in Milton Road, Wokingham, just up from the Baptist Sunday school I went to. They had caves that the girls and boys changed in when they went with the school for swimming lessons,the cup of Bovril in the cafe and oxo flavoured crisps. The trolley buses didn't go as far as Wokingham, it would have been a ordinary double or single decker bus.
Anyone remember the petrol station ,next to saint Crispins school called Bourne and Thomas,a real traditional garage ,the thames trader tipper trucks moving the soil from the A329m ,green in colour ,think the company name was harry cough . searles , the shop next to saint crispins always smelling of fresh coffee ! ,David ...Read full memory
do any one remember miss cagier she had a shop in Denmark street selling airguns pen knives and fireworks she used to have chicken in the shop I must be honest as children we used to go in and pinch her fireworks as did my late dad when he was young also fletchers the greengrocers , patrick rose,