Maidenhead, Skindles Hotel 1906

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Memories of Maidenhead

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)

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)

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)

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