Bagshot, The Fighting Cocks 1928

Memories of Bagshot


I was born at the Duchess of Connaught Nursing Home in Bagshot in 1943 and my Mother remembered my Father paying a quick visit and being told off for hanging his Army coat on the door!

The house in the background is Pinewood, built by my great grandfather, Sir Howard Elphinstone, VC, KGB etc. He was one of the first soldiers in the Crimean War to win a VC. His VC is now in the Imperial War Museum. He was born near Riga, Latvia (then Livonia) in 1829. He was educated in Germany, before the family moved (...Read full memory)

My father was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Surrey Constabulary. We were moved from Coldharbour in Surrey to the police house in Bagshot. My father is Eric Shields and was the police Sergeant for Bagshot, Windlesham and Lightwater until his retirement in 1979. We lived in the police house (on the (...Read full memory)

I was born in 1947 (a home birth) in Grove End cottage which was, and still is, located pretty much across the London Road and railway line from the Cricketers pub. Although I've never been inside the pub, I have on occasion as a child, watched cricket with my Dad at the weekends. I notice on the satellite map (...Read full memory)

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