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Does anyone remember the little black taxi-cab and driver? I know that he lived in Windsor Lane and I can remember him bringing my Mum home from hospital in early 1948. I know there was another car used as a taxi driven by a Miss Williams.

I worked here in the middle 40s it was owned by Mr Black?

That shot must be 1968 because that is when the film was released

This town doesn't change from decade to decade

Streets look no bigger or wider now than they did in '66, when I left for Canada

Still the same as when I left in '66

Hadn't changed when I lived there in '63, or when I went back in 2003.

I spent many a happy moment as a schoolboy caddy at BBGC at the end of the 50s and early 60s. It was also a very useful source of pocket money. I regularly caddied for local businessmen, the likes of the MD of Weston's Biscuits, Herbert Greenshield, as well as a number of visitors. The professional at that time was Joe (...Read full memory)

My family were the Elstones who lived in High Street on the 1881 census, although they were all in the Burnham area for many years. My grandfather was Manager of Websters Coal Yard at Taplow station, but then returned to the village to live in the flats just north of the High Street in about 1960. I think some of the 'Chant' side of the family are still living there.

My great-great-great-grandfather Rhodes Green was born in Burnham and lived and worked in Church Street. On the 1851 census he is listed as a shoemaker (master) and employing 2 men. His sons are shoemakers and his daughters are shoe binders. My friend Jean's ancester is John Tilbury and he is on the same census, he is also living in Church Street as a shoemaker (master).