A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Park Lane.

A Memory of Thatcham.

I moved to Park Lane in 1948.I was about 2 years old.Lived there with my Family till about 1956.It was all fields at the back of our house.At the top of the road was the Junior School I went to.It had about 4 class rooms.I can still remember how young my Mum and Dad looked then,as if it was now.At the bottom of Park Lane was the main road,with hardly any traffic at all.We used to wait for my Dad there to come home from work on his bicycle.I remember the Broadway and used to go to the Infant School there,which is no doubt gone now.The was a Park just off of the main road and opposite an ice cream shop.I also remember the level crossing at Thatcham Station.I can only see Thatcham as it was then,a small Village.I bet it's now full of houses and more like a Town,but I would like to go back to have a look at my Childhood home that was full of lovely memories.

With thanks to annbothamley for this memory of Thatcham

Added 09 June 2017

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I lived in Park Lane for a short time from around 1955. We had a bungalow built at the top end. Originally we were at 59 Park lane but as more houses were built we were renumbered 98. Next door at 96 were the Milford family and at 100 Mr and Mrs Fuller the parents of Clifford who ran the newsagents in the Broadway. Like you I have nostalgic memories of the old Thatcham. I often go back but it holds no magic for me any longer.
Graham Smith

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