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Caption for Tilehurst, Roebuck Ferry House 1899: This is one of many ferries across the river, now almost all gone. The ferryman's cottage remains, but is now inaccessible and very private, with the river path blocked by a gate to its east. Behind is the London to Bristol main line railway, and on top of the tree-clad river cliff bank is the Oxford Road.

Memories of Tilehurst

Having born at 49 Recreation Road, Tilehurst while attending Norcot Primary School and remember Petry Stores very well, as a child my brother's Anthony & Melcombe and myself were asked many times from our parents (Kenneth and Betty) to go and collect some broken biscuits from the store. As for Simon we both (...Read full memory)

Just out of the picture to the right, was the Post Office run by the lovely Miss Townsend. With hair buns on her ears, she was all smiles when you deposited money into your Post Office savings account, but if you asked for a withdrawal, you had a lecture on the national economy!

I was born in Theale but my parents moved to Tilehurst when I was 3 years of age where we lived at 16a Norcot Road with my grandparents Edith and Harold Goddard and other siblings to my mother Audrey Parsons, my father was Bill. I attended Park Lane School from age 5 to 11 years when the Headmistress was Miss (...Read full memory)

Hazel, was no 16a above a bank? Because in 1948 I'm sure there was a family called Bibbins living there. Maybe this was before or after you were there.

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