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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We are now on the Oxfordshire bank. This is a view looking east, with Nag's Head Island in the middle distance. The fortress- like building at the far left is the former Abingdon Gaol, which was built between 1805 and 1811 to designs by Daniel Harris, an Oxford architect. This was an attempt by the borough to keep the county assizes and prevent them going permanently to Reading. The gaol had a short life: the assizes were finally lost, and it closed in 1868. A recent use as an arts centre has collapsed, and it remains boarded up (2004).

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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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