Maidenhead, Bridge, The Toll House c.1905

Memories of Maidenhead


Hello! Help wanted! In tracing my family history, I have been given many old photographs, and one of them shows my grandfather (Albert Badnell) standing outside his shop. I believe it may be where the general store is in Belmont Road, but can anybody confirm this for me? The shop in the photo is definitely on a (...Read full memory)

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)

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)

Ah - so someone else was at Fox's at Skindles? I was there too, quite a lot with my boyfriend (now husband), we've been married since 1981. We used to go and see the bands, Budgie, Thin Lizzie - music so loud it would never be allowed today with all this 'Health and Safety' lark. We actually saw people's ears bleeding! (...Read full memory)

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