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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.

Memories of Ascot

I went to St Michaels C of E school in Sunninghill 1960 to 1964, I remember the head master Mr Steele he drove a Morris Oxford MO, I also remember Miss Pope she always wore the same brown shoes. The canteen was a prefabricated building at the back of the school and we would line up on the path to go (...Read full memory)

In about 1961 a Mrs Lawrence owned the hairdressers and they lived above it . I used be a shampoo girl on Saturdays there . Mr Lawrence also owned a sweet shop in Ivor . They had a daughter Janet who at 16 went to America she settled there and eventually Mr Mrs Lawrence went as well . They had a champagne coloured poodle who I used to walk . I have often wondered what became of them

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 grew up in Cheapside Village and went to Cheapside C of E School when it was still in Cheapside Road between Mrs Clarke's house and Mrs Mc Master's house, opposite the social centre. I remember Mr Goulding the Headmaster who was an amazing music and singing teacher. How I loved the assemblies each morning, singing (...Read full memory)

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