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Caption for Yateley, The Vicarage 1910: When this photograph was taken, the population of Yateley was just over one thousand. Less than one hundred years later, in the closing stages of the 20th century, it had risen to about 20,000. Yateley has an area known as Brandy Bottom - a reminder of the days when smuggling was rife here.

Memories of Yateley

My Father lived at No 2 Council House, Vigo Lane, Yateley, I remember visiting my grand parents Jack and Florri Harris there when I was very young, unfortunately she passed away in 1963 from what understand from my father Edward (also known as Eddie or Ted) they lived at that house all their married life. My great grandparent's (...Read full memory)

My father and mother Mary and Bill Nash met here in 1957. The bus used to stop outside the pub, my mum went in one day because a lady called Betty Harris said a nice looking man with curly hair was in there. They met and 2 years later married at Aldershot Register Office but returned later for their wedding reception, also (...Read full memory)

Curly (Bill) Paice was a name in Yateley and the reason I write this is because I saw the Nash name and I know (Bill) my step dad knew Bill and Doreen and from my recollection were good friends. You may have known Bill passed in 2004 (the last burial to take place in St Peter's Church) where he was married and all his children (...Read full memory)

My grandfather William Haines lived in Yateley Grange Lodge and was the coachman and eventually chauffeur to the lady who lived in The Grange, a Miss Thoits. He was also gardener and handyman and, strange as it may seem nowadays, made the gas for both the Grange and the Lodge. I am now 82 and recently found the grave of my (...Read full memory)

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