Ascot, The Grandstand 1901

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Caption for Ascot, The Grandstand 1901: Queen Anne established the famous racecourse in 1711, though the meetings only became popular when the Duke of Cumberland, the first member of the Royal Family elected to the Jockey Club, revived them later in the 18th century. Francis Frith's Berkshire

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Warren Row was built to provision the people of Bracken Bank, Fernbank Place and Wentworth Way + roads off. The end shop by Bracken Bank was a butchers, the third in was the newsagent and the end one by Fernbank Road was grocers. Also there was a hairdresser next to grocers. We came from the Warfield Park where we lived in a Nissan hut (...Read full memory)

I was so surprised to find this site – pleasantly so! I now live in South Africa, but was born in Sunninghill in 1943. My mother told me when I was old enough, that I had been premature, jaundiced (apparently my yellow skin matched my hair) weighed very little and nothing fitted me – but with the help (...Read full memory)

How lovely to hear about Fernbank Road. I came to live in Wentworth Way about 1960 and went to Ascot Heath school and on to Charters. I had a weekend job in the sweet shop and newsagents, as it was then. Still return to visit mum and other siblings. In those days I was a Davidson. I can remember the Hunt family, Kinsella's (...Read full memory)

Dear Susan, I think that I was great friends with your mum and dad, I was with him when he met your mum at the Old Leathern Bottle at Warfield, she was in the Land Army and he had just been discharged from the Navy, we joined together. We always worked together at Royal Ascot race meetings, also your granddad. Your mum Dot was a (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Ascot, The Grandstand 1901: Queen Anne established the famous racecourse in 1711, though the meetings only became popular when the Duke of Cumberland, the first member of the Royal Family elected to the Jockey Club, revived them later in the 18th century. Francis Frith's Berkshire

An extract from Berkshire Photographic Memories.

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