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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Nostalgic memories of Acton's local history

Share your own memories of Acton and read what others have said

For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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Working on my bungalow today in the ancient, beautiful Dorset town of Sherborne, I kept on hearing the tolling of the local Abbey bells. Not really unusual, except today, the sound seemed to 'resonate', and take me 'way back' to my childhood. My local Parish Church, ( All Saints church, South Acton, Middlesex) . was not really that special, apart from being the place where most of the local people, were ...see more

Dose anyone remember the dolls hospital on Acton hill

I visited the church in 2008 with my mom, and husband, as this is the church where her dad Albert George Blythe married her mom, Matilda Elkin. It was a beautiful church, so peaceful and quiet. We walked around and saw some family names in the cemetery. Just to finally be in the place where my grandparents were married was amazing. The Blythes were from Acton, and I'd heard of it always, so to visit there was just wonderful.

Added 25 February 2011