Staines, Duncroft 1895

Memories of Staines

We were married at St Mary's on Christmas Eve 1967, and had our reception at the Phoenix. I had lived in Staines from 1945 until getting married. I went to Shortwood common school, Kingston Road, and Matthew Arnold. We lived for a short time at George Street then Rosefield Road. Over the years though all the family (...Read full memory)

I remember Johnson & Clarks. My friend Rose and I used to go in and 'choose' stuff we would have in our houses when we grew up! Also, going into the booths to listen to the latest music through headphones. We also used to go to Kennards on a Saturday morning for a drink and roll and butter to watch the models walk up (...Read full memory)

I lived in a flat which was part of Duncombe Hall which was later knocked down and flats built on the land - still called Duncombe. It was fine old house - my flat was the servants annexe above the kitchens. I used to walk along the towpath with my baby in her pram, into Staines. Mothers with school age children (...Read full memory)

I was born at 30,Cherry Tree Ave , in 1940 ,being a war baby we grew up hearing the sirens ,my mother would pull down the Blackouts ( like a roller blind but covered in a thick black material) then many children would come to our house and we would all scamper under the big table( which had steel over the top and down the (...Read full memory)

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