Old Maps of Mortimer

Historic Maps of Mortimer and the local area.

As quite young boys of then 7 and 6, my brother and I with our parents, over Christmas in 1945 soon after the end of WWII came across from Holland, to visit our grand-parents who lived in "Laneswood", a true manor house standing on a big property indeed. We kids had not known nor seen much more than life under the boot (...Read full memory)

I worked at Laneswood, Mortimer West End 1964/65 when it was a children's home run by Berkshire County Council. I was told that Queen Wilhelmina stayed there when she first came to England from the Netherlands in 1940 and was there for some time.