A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Inside the Checker is a remarkably fine fireplace with 13th-century carved stiff-leaved foliage capitals to the supporting columns. Unfortunately the stone chimney hood it supported has long gone. The flue terminates in the fireplace's famous and original chimney, which we can see in view 26992, and others: it has gables to each side with three stepped lancets allowing smoke to escape. The Checker and the upper floor of the old bakehouse are now occupied by the Unicorn Theatre, opened in 1953 - it has a version of a Shakespearian-period stage.

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I am trying to obtain information regarding a mid- air collision over Bracknell Berkshire in the 1940’s. Believed to be 1943 but could a few years away from that date. It is believed to be between a Hurricane and a Spitfire but there is also no confirmation of that. The incident happened opposite what is now the Shell garage above the Ascot road with wreckage falling around that area. Sadly both ...see more

I used to work in fine fare wallington in 1970 have you got any photos

My Dad was in the Canadian army and was posted to London when I was 7 years old . We lived in the top flat at 27 Chartfield Avenue . What a magical place ! The back yard was huge, with apple, pear and cherry trees to climb and a massive grassy area to run . We were an international neighbourhood. Our building had Canadians in the top flat, English in the middle and Japanese on ...see more

I remember the school trip to the Isle of Wight May 19th to June 2nd 1961. I still have my notes and scarp book. I had a really great time and went back 2 years ago to have another look. The isle of Wight still lovely. I met up in 1973 with either Pat or Linda Long who worked in the child care at Charing Cross & Fulham Hospital when my father was there.

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