Cholsey Memories

Read and share memories of Cholsey

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This amazing community has grown around our invitation to 'Share Your Memories'.

So far you've shared 74,857 memories of 7,348 towns & villages, right across the UK!

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This week's Places

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  • How does it feature in your personal history?
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  • How has it changed over the years?
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This is the bio on my Blog,Cholsey Wildlife. I have always had a passion for wildlife and the environment; I have been birding now for quite a few years. I moved from Chelsea (London) to Cholsey (then Berkshire now Oxfordshire) when I was 9 years old. My main influence was my old Cholsey school headmaster W.D. (Bill) (...Read full memory)

We moved from Chelsea, London in 1959 to the baker's shop in Honey Lane. My dad was the baker's man and my mum worked in the shop. Brett's garage was next to us and Pete and Fiorella lived opposite. My friends were Jane Sadler and Colin Edwards. There was a sweet shop down the road, Johnnie Preece's, and then (...Read full memory)

I was born in Cholsey in 1946 and spent probabably the best childhood I could have in a wonderful country village. I attended the village school, I was in the Church Choir and also the Brownies. A wonderful Vicar came to the village in approx 1956 (can't remember the exact year) Mr Bontoft he was called and I became (...Read full memory)

I recently found your site and was excited to show it to Dad. He was evacuated out of central London during WW2. He was sent to live with the Bumpass Family from Cholsey. Andrew and Mary were their names and they had two children Eileen and Dennis. Dad told us lots of happy memories that he had of his time in (...Read full memory)