Crowthorne, High Street c.1960

Memories of Crowthorne


I was born in a big house in Ellis Road. It was a warm and cosy home. I remember waking on a cold winters day and the ice would be on the inside of the windows. I would go downstairs and my grandad would have a roaring fire going and my nana would be making breakfast. Grandad worked on the farm just to the back of us - (...Read full memory)

My family owned the Victorian pile that incorporated the chemist opposite the Iron Duke. I was born in 1942 at the house (if it's still there) that was built as a wedding present for my parents at the top of the property and moved to the main house when my grandmother died, somewhere around 1945. Myself and my 3 (...Read full memory)

My great grandfather, William Willett Wilkinson, his wife, Emily Goddard, my grandmother, Lilian May Wilkinson, and her siblings lived at 130 High Street in Crowthorne, Berks from 1887 to about 1945. I would like to be in touch with anyone that can help with more information about them. (...Read full memory)

A fine cricket ground was included within the walls where Bracknell CC played each year. There was a concert party formed from among the inmates that used to give performances in the villages around Crowthorne: the party travelled with a strong force of warders. Just after WWII there was an occasion when (...Read full memory)

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