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Caption for Wokingham, St Sebastian's Church, Nine Mile Ride 1910: Nine Mile Ride runs east to west from south Easthampstead to south of the Arborfield Garrison, originally cutting through Windsor Forest; it is now developed with long lines of bungalows. Still, St Sebastian's church nestles along this route. From 1864 and by Butterfield, its nave and chancel are one. The building is of red and blue brick diapering, and it has a small bell turret with Jacobean balusters. The south porch is timber, and in the north aisle there are two wooden posts. The stained glass windows were designed by Gibbs.

Memories of Wokingham

This holiday camp was known as California in England and was owned by the Cartledge family.  Mr Cartledge ran the holiday camp and Mrs Cartledge ran the Red Puppet cafe in Wokingham's Peach Street for some time, where a group of boys from the Forest school and girls from the Holt would meet for coffee on the way home from school.

We were the Clarks who lived at 'Cotswold' Nine Mile Ride, out of Wokingham. I would sit on our front gate with pencil and paper taking number plates of cars going past to California. My mother rode her bicycle to work in Wokingham, sometimes in icy tracks left by the bus which I caught to school. My friends were the (...Read full memory)

It was the year President Kennedy was assassinated. My two sisters and I lived with my Grandparents, Bob and Katie Myram at Home Farm, Bearwood. My mum was ill in the U.S. and we stayed for the year with my grandparents. We attended Bearwood County Primary School and Mr. Sparrow was my beloved teacher! I have such (...Read full memory)

When my parents moved to Wokingham in 1950 I understand that it had a popululation of 5,000 and my memories are of a sleepy market town. I gather the population is now about 60,000 and it certainly shows when I return - it seems very built up and very busy. We lived in Easthampstead Road and I see that this road now (...Read full memory)

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