Brentford Memories

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I lived in Hamilton Road from 1940 until approx 1958. (my name then was Mortlock) I went to Ealing Road School and then Brentford Secondary Modern. I remember the air raid shelter at the top of Hamilton Road and hearing the sirens and seeing bomb sites etc. The High Street was full of old fashioned shops, a bakers and a shop (...Read full memory)

Does any one remember these times on the 6th floor and passenger revenue floors 9 and 10. Some names Tom Abel. Ray Pullen. June Hills. Milla Pucholt Phylis Palmer Jean Elmy Hilda Jordan Jim Simpson Gregg Smee Sheila Groves Charmaine Faith Brian Thornett Pam Cox John Tarbutt Bill Studd Jean Inglis (...Read full memory)

What wonderful memories of Brentford. My name was Dorothy Pearce I lived in Netley Road with sisters Beryl and Hazel and brothers Richard and Philip. My Nan lived in Potteery Road next door to Edie Joyce. The Shepherds lived opposite and my Nan used to get her shopping from Drapers Stores (where Syd Shepherd worked) in (...Read full memory)

Yes I remember your wife, I used to live at number 9 Kenley Road with my mum and dad and sister Carol. My name is John Thomas. My dad was a lorry driver and worked for Wiggins and Sankeys, delivering bricks and stuff all over England until he got a job in Brentford Market. Sadly, Mum and Dad died years ago, Dad at an early (...Read full memory)

During the 40's and 50's my life revolved around Bedford Road and surrounding area..roads like; Harnage Rd, George Rd, Pottery Rd, North Rd, Distillery Rd ,Netley Rd and Greet Rd. All these are sadly gone along with the Gas Works where on Saturday mornings I used to take a pram to get sacks of coke (...Read full memory)

I was born and bred in Brentford and can remember it well from the 1970's onwards. Both of my grandparents and their families were also old Brentonians all of their lives. I have many stories from my nan and grandad of the times before I was born and have heard many of the names mentioned in (...Read full memory)

My name is Ian Powell and lived at 48 Kew Bridge Road opposite the Plough and Waggon & Horses P/H. We arrived in 1947 when I was 6 mths old. I also had a younger sister Lynne who sadly passed earlier this year. Our house was prominent as it was the base for Globe Haulage whose lorries were constantly turning into the yard (...Read full memory)

I remember Kew Boat House which was on the edge of Brentford. There were adults downstairs with a little dance floor. Upstairs was where I went. A feast of acts. Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, The Cadilacs, Joe Brown and the Bruvvers, Clive Dowling and the Blue Stars. Half time stepping out onto the towpath and looking (...Read full memory)

I went to school at the house, in the grounds, of Boston Manor Park from 1951-1953. I have very fond memories of this school, Miss Stevenson being the head and Mrs Clark the other teacher. We used to do nature walks around the lake and into the woods and I remember seeing a tramp who appeared to live in the park. We had (...Read full memory)

Hi my name is Barbara Ottewill (Nee Hutchinson). I have just had a very enjoyable walk down memory lane by reading articles about growing up in Brentford, written by Alf Winkworth, Eunice Burridge and Pat Gardiner (to name a few), friends that I knew in my childhood years when I lived at 3 Bedford (...Read full memory)