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by polypody
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General Queries on Local History
Topic: Ankerwycke
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Views: 3289

Ankerwycke

We visited Ankerwycke this morning, mainly to see the snowdrops & whilst there I got talking to a man who told me that there was a house on the site, now demolished. I noticed evidence of a past habitation on our walk, a bridge, pieces of masonry etc,. Would this have been Ankerwycke House, demo...
by polypody
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Places in Berkshire
Topic: The West Reading Adult School
Replies: 1
Views: 6090

Re: The West Reading Adult School

Did you ever get any response to your query either via the forum or other sources? We passed by the building this afternoon & I'd be interested in its history.
by polypody
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Buildings in Berkshire
Topic: Toll House, Bracknell?
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Views: 7161

Toll House, Bracknell?

Just outside of Bracknell, on the A329 (London Road) towards Ascot, is a new small housing development called Old Tollgate. There used to be/is a house called Old Tollgate Cottage (probably demolished to make way for the new houses) in this vicinity. Does anyone know if there was an operating tollga...
by polypody
Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Buildings in Berkshire
Topic: Uffington Church
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Views: 4501

Uffington Church

One of my interests is visiting Churches, using Arthur Mee's book The Kings England, as a guide. These books, covering all the counties of England describe towns & villages & points of interest therein. They also give fairly good descriptions of Churches. The entry for Uffington mentions the...
by polypody
Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: General Queries on Local History
Topic: Binfield link with Hever Church
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Binfield link with Hever Church

Whilst visiting Hever Church in Kent I noticed a brass plaque in the porch engraved as follows 'This porch was the gift of H H Brown Esq. JP of Binfield, Berkshire 1894' I have contaced the Churchwarden at Hever but to date he does not have any info. regarding this. Does anyone know anything about t...
by polypody
Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: General Queries on Local History
Topic: Bisham milestone
Replies: 2
Views: 6282

Re: Bisham milestone

Thanks for the info Peter.
by polypody
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: General Queries on Local History
Topic: Bisham milestone
Replies: 2
Views: 6282

Bisham milestone

The milestone in Bisham features the mileage to Hatfield quite promiently. Does any one know why this should be as I cannot trace any direct road from Bisham to Hatfield, especially at the time the stone would have been erected. There are much larger towns of more 'stature' between.
by polypody
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Buildings in Berkshire
Topic: Methodist Churches
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Views: 4327

Methodist Churches

Recently I heard that there used to be Methodist Churches in Cheapside & Sunningdale, as well as Sunninghill (which I know about). Can anyone please confirm the existance of such Churches, there location & approx. the date they ceased a places of worship.
by polypody
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Buildings in Berkshire
Topic: Gospel Hall, Windsor
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Views: 4680

Gospel Hall, Windsor

I realise there is a Gospel Hall located in Dedworth but I seem to remember an older building located nearer the town centre. Can anyone remember this, its location & anything of its history?
by polypody
Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: General Queries on Local History
Topic: Winkfield Manor Nurseries
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Views: 4515

Winkfield Manor Nurseries

Winkfield Manor, Forest Road, Ascot is now a residentail home for the elderly but in the past (presumably when it was private house) it was the home of Winkfield Manor Nurseries that I believe provided plants for Chelsea Flower Show. Does any one have the history of the nursery?
by polypody
Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Buildings in Berkshire
Topic: Queens Arms Winkfield
Replies: 1
Views: 5030

Re: Queens Arms Winkfield

I cannot help you regarding your ancestors but the pub is now called 'The Winkfield' & previously 'The Slug & Lettuce' I cannot remember when the name 'Queens Arms' was last used, probably on the 1980's.
by polypody
Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Buildings in Berkshire
Topic: House called 'Hurstcroft' in Ascot
Replies: 2
Views: 6388

Re: House called 'Hurstcroft' in Ascot

There was a house called 'Hurstleigh' in Coronation Road, South Ascot (opposite the RC Church). From the early 1950's until 1985 is was the office of Provident Life Asssociation (an insurance company). It was demolished and another office built on the site. I would imagine it was built in the late 1...
by polypody
Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Buildings in Berkshire
Topic: Bridge Hall, Oxford Road,Reading
Replies: 0
Views: 4327

Bridge Hall, Oxford Road,Reading

Does anyone have any details about the early life of this building? Was it always a hall or perhaps a non-conformist Church?
by polypody
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: General Queries on Local History
Topic: Ascot 'Posts'
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Views: 4807

Ascot 'Posts'

Whilst out walking the footpath that runs just south of the Old New Mile Course at Ascot, from Winkfield Road to Cheapside Road, I noticed a few, what best can be described as Pillars, seemingly solid & constructed of concrete, about 20' high. They were standing on square bases at regular interv...

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