My Grandfather Had The Foundry - a Memory of Burnham.
I am taking a guess at the year, my paternal grandfather was one of the partners in a foundry called Wood and Stannard. The business was at the lower end of the High Street, and oposite the road to the church and the Five Bells pub. Not entirely sure what year he left Brittania House (as that was what it was called),
I have very vivid memories of Dr Summers and his monocle, I was told he was a Colonel in the first war. I remember seeing him riding a HUGE horse down the High Street (well I was only small!). Although we lived in Cippenham, My Dad's links were to Burnham and I feel more of a nostalgia for the Burnham old days, than anywhere else. Must just be old age, eh?
A memory shared byon Aug 28th, 2008.
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