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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Dear Susan Hunt, Ascotonian. Just a slight correction regarding your memories. I am not "Your" Richard Dale, sory, athough I think your memories are super. I was born in June 1937, in Fernbank Road, close to Goaters Road, and I attended Ascot Heath Shool from 1942 to 1952. Best Wishes, Richard F. Dale.

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)

On this very field the F.A cup finals were played.  Of course in the imagination of young boys.  It served as a picnic venue, blackberrying with Mum and sisters.  Today it is a playing field with a small park for the youngsters.  Sunday league football is played here now but never with those names Tom Finney, the Stanleys (...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)

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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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