Ackrill Corner - a Memory of Little Sandhurst.

Can anyone tell me where Ackrill corner is located in Little Sandhurst as it is named after my great great grandfather Ackrill and my grandfather George Ackrill would be very proud that a street was named after him. It is no longer listed and the only photo of it showing Ackrills corner is from 1955 so it must have been re named since then. I would like to know where exactly it is located in Little Sandhurst. Hoping someone can help me.


A memory shared by Michael King on Jan 5th, 2018.
Send Michael King a message.

 Comments & Feedback

Mon Jul 2nd 2018, at 10:25 pm
Michael King commented:
Thanks for your reply. I have a post card that has the name printed on it so I assumed it was Ackrill Corner legally as otherwise I would think that it would have been names as such without authe.ntication from actual street names at that time. My grandfather was born there in 1898 and his parents lived there from the mid 1850's . I very much appreciate the feedback from actual residents and hope there might still be someone who has personal knowledge of my grandfather and his family. He fought in WW1 in the tank corp and was wounded and gassed in a chlorine gas attack but survived to live out his life in Worthing susses until his 88th year
Mon Jul 2nd 2018, at 5:14 pm
sam.liz.preece commented:
The photo adjacent to your memory is not Ackrill corner but there are two photos of the corner dated 1955 among the 17 Francis Frith photos shown. The cottage shown is right on the corner which is at the intersection of Church Rd (Little Sandhurst) with the Wokingham Rd
It has never been a street name.
I would imagine your Grandfather lived in the cottage and that the locals chose to refer to the intersection as Ackrill's because he lived there.
I lived in the High Street with my parents at about that time in a bungalow called Rainbow Dell. It was a special place now sadly spoiled as ever by appalling council planning. Sam Preece

Add your comment

You must be signed-in to your Frith account to post a comment.

Sign-in or Register to post a Comment.

Sparked a Memory for you?

If this has sparked a memory, why not share it here?

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.