Ickenham, Church Of St Giles c.1965

Memories of Ickenham


I was christened at St Giles in 1950 and lived in The Grove until I got married in 1972. I went to Breakspear Primary School and then Vyners. As a boy I was always playing in the woods by the river Pinn, building camps and rope swings across the river! No close parental supervision then. We were all able to play as (...Read full memory)

I went to school in Swakeleys Road - Ickenham High School. It was in an old Queen Anne House at the end of a gravel drive next to the United Reformed Church. Rectory Close was built on the land when the house was demolished. Our school uniform was lilac and navy. We used to go to the Pelican Restaurant for lunch when we were (...Read full memory)

We moved to Ickenham in early 1960s and attended the parish church of St Giles. It is a very old church, once belonging to the estate of Swakeleys House, and is on the corner of a very busy T junction, but when inside it is very quiet and peaceful with memorials to the Vyners family on the walls. I sang in the choir on (...Read full memory)

We moved to Ickenham in 1950, I was three, we lived in Greenacres Avenue, only partially completed then, a cowfield next to our house to where Breakspear Road South is now, St George's Drive was not built. We could see the GWR from our front bedroom. Attended Breakspear Primary School, walked there daily across (...Read full memory)

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