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Wokingham Shops - a Memory of Wokingham.

Anyone remember the petrol station ,next to saint Crispins school called Bourne and Thomas,a real traditional garage ,the thames trader tipper trucks moving the soil from the A329m ,green in colour ,think the company name was harry cough . searles , the shop next to saint crispins always smelling of fresh coffee ! ,David Greggs ,Cordings ,the toy shop ,the suzuki center ,dewhursts the butchers and baxters the butchers ,,nss news agents ,keith manning motor cycles ,sava center head office, all great town center shops ,and the old boy who stood outside the post office with greased back hair .shiney shoes selling the standard !Also long live Hazlewoods the little sweet shop in Wetscott road ,there was another one in seaford road but i cant remember what that was called!Also remeber a guy called Pegsey used to sell fruit n veg from his mobile van ! Shops at beanoak ,bernie and connie ran the news agents ,the model shop , the hardware shop n Beanoak butchers! Bolloms the carpet shop ,and the aquarium above it . think the foskett family ran it .last one the large iron bridge ,a great big arched one opposite st pauls church . God bless dinner ladies mrs root ,and mrs chalis (chalis basher)


A memory shared by chrisnash on Oct 24th, 2015.
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 Comments & Feedback

Tue Nov 6th 2018, at 9:05 am
dandypickles9 commented:
When we moved in, early 60s, the newsagents was run by Mr and Mrs wise. They had 3 kids Stephen David and Anne and they were my constant companions as was Janice chipper whose mum and dad ran the chippy. I can still hear them yelling at the dog"get back in your basket skippy" there was a lovely girl called Shirley who worked for the wises who used to take us to the swimming pool but god help us if we got her hair wet. I think it was concrete! And of course we spent hours in the ritz watching Beatles films and elvis.
Tue Nov 6th 2018, at 8:57 am
dandypickles9 commented:
Oh my yes!my dad was the manager of shoe craft next to the redan and we lived above the shop. I would look across the road at the beatniks and mini skirted dolly birds in the imp in awe. The throaty old motor bikes, and the noise from the coffee machine,
Tue Nov 6th 2018, at 8:55 am
dandypickles9 commented:
Oh my yes!my dad was the manager of shoe craft next to the redan and we lived above the shop. I would look across the road at the beatniks and mini skirted dolly birds in the imp in awe. The throaty old motor bikes, and the noise from the coffee machine,
Sat Apr 8th 2017, at 9:48 am
ham.bag commented:
Hi Chris, that fruit and veg van chap you mentioned, can`t remember the name, but probably the guy I worked for one summer, he drove around the estates, I had to stay in the van while he was delivering to the ladies, so to speak.The garage near Crispin`s I recall, I had a weekend job at the Embrook filling station on the Reading Road mid-late sixties.Dewhurst`s and Baxter`s and Manning`s I remember, the nss newsagents is probably the one that I mentioned above.
Sat Apr 8th 2017, at 9:22 am
ham.bag commented:
I remember the Imp cafe, we used to go there after school.Anyone recall Cockrel`s the newsagent in Peach Street ( he had an eye patch, I used to do a paper round for him before school early sixties, found out later it was a double, but was only paid for one.Later worked at the International Stores in Denmark Street fridays and saturdays,( manager: Mr. Gordon) a number of connections with workers there still exist fortunately.
Wed Apr 27th 2016, at 8:50 am
jean.heather1 commented:
Hello, I wonder do you remember the dairy shop which I was in the High Street of Wokingham, I worked there for a short period of time in 1957 after leaving school. I cannot remember the manager's name but I do remember him telling me his daughter was crown Wokingham beauty queen a year or two previously. The Dairy shop was owned by Cliffords Dairies of Bracknell. If you were a teenager in Wokingham in the 50's do you also remember the Wokingham Jazz Club where we teenagers would go jiving. Spent many a happy evening there dancing the night away. Jean (nee Russell)
Wed Apr 27th 2016, at 8:44 am
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Mon Jan 11th 2016, at 4:14 pm
patrckrose commented:
hi George whites old shop I understand is a clothes shop I worked with Dennis Hazelwood at carpets & fabrics yes I do remember plumridges in Westcott road I used to get my mums parafine there I haved lived in Wokingham since I was born at 65 rosestreet I am now 65 in march patrick
Mon Jan 11th 2016, at 4:13 pm
patrckrose commented:
hi George whites old shop I understand is a clothes shop I worked with Dennis Hazelwood at carpets & fabrics yes I do remember plumridges in Westcott road I used to get my mums parafine there I haved lived in Wokingham since I was born at 65 rosestreet I am now 65 in march patrick
Sun Jan 10th 2016, at 10:08 pm
chrisnash commented:
hi there was the butchers georgie white ? what are the premises now ?i may be mixed up with the wescott rd and seaford road, hazelwoods was opposite wescott road school.Are there any old air cadets from the ATC with any memories or names ? was cadricks the searles premises? Do you remember the building company Plumridges with ther threepenny bit tipper truck?
Thu Jan 7th 2016, at 11:50 am
patrckrose commented:
can anyone remember the imp café in peachstreet as teenagers we use to use it then go to the pictures the café was opposite whites the butchers patrick rose,
Mon Nov 30th 2015, at 10:24 am
paxcdr commented:
I recall the garage in London Road as Richardson & Star, next to Cardrick's garage and Bennett at the post office next to that. I don't recall a sweet shop in Seaford Road though. There was Purver the baker on the corner with London road.

There was a sweet shop opposite St Crispin's main entrance in London Road. There were two other shops in London Road opposite the churchyard.

Harry Coff and there was also Ham River. Both transported mostly gravel.

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