Maidenhead, Boulter's Lock 1893

Memories of Maidenhead


I am the great-granddaughter of Henry Wilder. I think in this photo the boats are in front of the boathouse which belonged to my family. Henry died about 1910 so it passed on to the childrem, Henry, Charlotte and Elizabeth. Elizabeth was my grandmother.

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)

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)

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