Maidenhead, Boulter's Lock 1893

Memories of Maidenhead


I am wondering if anyone remembers my grandfather, Dr. Kenneth Simon, he used to have his surgery just down the road from Skindles, and amongst other guests looked after the actress Betty Davis when she stayed at the hotel. Also, my grandmother Phil Simon and my mother at one point ran the pub inside Skindles hotel back in the (...Read full memory)

We moved to Maidenhead in 1961, when I was 10. I didn't particularly want to but my parents said I could go and see "Village of the Damned" at the ABC cinema on the day we moved and that swung it for me - I was easily pleased. My parents bought their first house here - a maisonette - for about 2000. Times have (...Read full memory)

Where: 10 High Street, Maidenhead, beside the Bear Hotel on the High Street. Who: Owned by Alfred Walter Bennett [1875-1968]of 3 St Ives Road [The Rosary], Maidenhead. What: Tailors, also supplied School Uniforms When: throughout 20 Century until the 1960s Family Stanley born 1898,Kenneth (...Read full memory)

Those of us of a certain age may remember going to a nightclub at Skindles in 1977 onwards, it used to be brilliant! It played heavy rock music and Thin Lizzy played there, also Budgie and Stray. There was an indoor swimming pool and a dancefloor that lit up with squares (like Saturday (...Read full memory)

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