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I was born on the Clayponds estate in Carville Crescent. I had 2 sisters & 3 brothers, myself being the youngest. I went to Lionel Road School then Chiswick Grammar School for girls. I left Brentford in 1961 when I got married. I started work at Macleans on the Great West Rd, then at Trico-Folberth also on the Great (...Read full memory)

The Red Lion Brentford, the best pub in the whole of the UK have spent lots oh hours there listening to lots of bands playing Country and Western music, but best of all I met my wife there on the 11th March 1968 have been Married 50 years on October 26th this year 2018 Its a pity we can't revisit on the day I understand it is now a Mcdonalds

I'm Elizabeth Eddy lived at 10a Maple grove memories of train line at back of house and great west rd factories sisters Jessie and Phyllis brother Bob went to Marlborough primary then Spring grove central, went to mission on Sunday anyone else remember the place I was born in 1951 enjoyed walks in syon park . Favourite teacher was mr hosker and headmistress miss king any photos available? Thanks

Opposite Boston Manor station is an office block. Before this was built it was waste land called by us kids BOSTON BUMPS. We had bikes with cow horn handle bars and painted the frames black and white and called ourselves the ZEBRAS. We used to meet there and do all sorts of extreme riding over the track we had worn in the (...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)

Does any one remember the summer of 1961 in the park. In July 1961 the temperature reached 31 deg c. Hanging out by the lake. The sounds of bowls. The sounds of tennis. Ted the park keeper. When you entered the park it seemed you were entering another a world, a tranquil world. No M4. Beautiful summer (...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)

It was 4th June 1961 and John F Kennedy was due to pass by Brentford on the Great West Road. The M4 had not yet been built. I went with my friend Graham around 7pm and joined the many people sitting on Macleans wall opposite the Turriff Building. The calvalcade passed by and we started to walk away. As we did (...Read full memory)

Does anyone remember this road?

Next to the underground depot on the Boston Road was a litte shop called The Acorn. It sold sweetss etc. On the other side of the line where offices are now was Boston Bumps. This was a piece of waste land where we rode our track bikes which were painted black and white. We called ourselves the Zedbras. I remember (...Read full memory)