Wraysbury, The Ferry 1890

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Caption for Wraysbury, The Ferry 1890: The village was formerly known as Wyrardisbury, and in medieval times was part of the Crown Lands of Windsor. Magna Carta Island, where the famous charter was signed in 1215, is nearby.

An extract from Berkshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Wraysbury, the Ferry 1890

My aunt, Beryl Reid, moved into Honey Pot Cottage in Wraysbury in the late 1950s and we spent many happy days visiting her. The river was fascinating and there was a houseboat on the other side of the river that seemed to be there for years and years. She had a lovely curved stone seat at the bottom of the (...Read full memory)

I went to Wraysbury School and one day came late. Everyone was gathered in the canteen for morning assembly, and when I got there, everyone clapped and I was pushed up to receive a large brown envelope. Going back to my place, I asked the girl next to me what they were clapping about, and she said, "You've passed the (...Read full memory)

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