Memories of Tongham

We lived at Bridge Stores for several years during which time I went to the Infants and Primary School before going across the border to Heron Wood School. I remember playing in the Rec and making dens in the wooded area at the top. Each autumn we would dice with death by throwing sticks at the conker trees that were (...Read full memory)

I lived and served in the Home Guard in Tongham during the Second World War. Dad played the piano in the White Hart at that time. Canadian soldiers were in abundance (2 of my sisters were war brides). The landlord of the White Hart at that time, I believe, was Jim Hatton. There was also a POW camp there (Italian (...Read full memory)

We moved to Tongham from Ash in 1955 when I was 14, lived on the Cardinales, I am now living in Yorkshire. The days and years spent in Tongham were good, having a house with a bath and flushing toilet was brill. I still did not have my own bedroom, but never mind, it was really the start of my adult life. I went into the (...Read full memory)

They certainly were the days - so much better than the present. I spent the first 22 years of my life in Tongham from birth in 1953 until moving away in 1976. I remember the hop fields, the infant and junior schools and the Nativity Plays held therein. The Evangelical Church where I went to Sunday School, the opening of (...Read full memory)

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