EPW036168 ENGLAND (1931). The High Street, Bracknell, 1931

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Title [EPW036168] The High Street, Bracknell, 1931
Reference EPW036168
Date August-1931
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Place name BRACKNELL
Parish BRACKNELL
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 487259, 169305
Longitude / Latitude -0.74507163850559, 51.415545816403
National Grid Reference SU873693

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now found repro card, called Royal Forest Hotel then (for Ascot trade?) clock and bell had gone in 1957 but Albert sold copper Fox weathervane for £5 (after other Pete had shinned up tower in bare feet!) after he said he would give away if asked (unlikely!), we carefully stripped lead, tiles, timber, cleaned 1,000's of bricks (£5 a 1,000 in 1957!) At that time if you wanted extra workers you went down the Labour Exchange, we got a load of Teddy Boys, drapes and all! Harold Bowyer (Winkfield Row) old farmer, took all our old baths etc. We'd got down to 1st floor, there was a big glass lantern light over what had been dining room, we got these Teddy Boys to drop it on back of Harold's 1926 Morris lorry, (open cab, he had big black dog and like all farmers wore old brown stockman's coat done up with binder twine!) it just fitted (about 12'x6') Later we asked him how he got it off back at his (famous) yard "Arr " he said " I got a rope, tied one end to the glass lantern light and the other to a tree - and drove off!"

dave43
Monday 1st of July 2019 08:18:46 PM
Fox Hotel ?originally built c 1901 at the end of coaching era, never successful, AE Hill pulled it down for Bracknell Development Corp in 1957, AE Hill (Albert) was my uncle, bro Pete worked for him, so did I as a kid in school hols etc, surely that as the Black Horse PH across road? it was our "Office"

dave43
Sunday 30th of June 2019 10:17:55 PM
Baptist chapel

AndrewR
Monday 13th of November 2017 04:04:27 PM

AndrewR
Monday 13th of November 2017 04:01:01 PM
Wokingham Road

AndrewR
Monday 13th of November 2017 03:59:47 PM
Skimped Hill Lane

AndrewR
Monday 13th of November 2017 03:57:26 PM

AndrewR
Monday 13th of November 2017 03:54:06 PM
Timothy and Sandwith ("the chalk factory"). They manufactured garden chemicals and tailor's chalk. Gutted by fire in 1937

AndrewR
Monday 13th of November 2017 03:51:54 PM
The Hind's Head (the original Running Horse was at the junction of London Road and Broad Lane, but on the opposite side of the road from the new one)

AndrewR
Monday 13th of November 2017 03:47:00 PM
Congregational Church

AndrewR
Sunday 12th of November 2017 07:24:06 PM
House called 'Green View' (opposite the Bowling Green)

AndrewR
Sunday 12th of November 2017 07:22:19 PM
British Legion Club

Nemesis
Thursday 26th of November 2015 02:14:21 PM
St John Ambulance hall

Nemesis
Thursday 26th of November 2015 01:47:35 PM

Nemesis
Thursday 16th of July 2015 04:31:38 PM
Police Station

Nemesis
Thursday 16th of July 2015 04:23:32 PM
St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church

Nemesis
Thursday 16th of July 2015 04:21:06 PM

Nemesis
Thursday 16th of July 2015 04:18:25 PM

Nemesis
Thursday 16th of July 2015 04:09:56 PM
The Old Manor on Church Road, now a Wetherspoon's pub.

vof
Saturday 23rd of August 2014 12:28:32 AM
Holy Trinity Church.

vof
Saturday 23rd of August 2014 12:22:10 AM
Horse-drawn trap with two horses behind?

vof
Saturday 23rd of August 2014 12:14:12 AM
Advertising hoarding with panels for, amongst others, a stout beer (Guinness?, Mackeson?), the 1930 Howard Hughes film Hell's Angels, and Morris Cars.

vof
Saturday 23rd of August 2014 12:11:03 AM
The film, Hells Angels disappeared for many years until one day in the early 1970's at RAE Farnborough, a member of the Aeronautical Society managed to unearth a copy and arranged a viewing for RAE and NGTE personnel. Tickets sold like hot cakes. The dog-fight sequences were much appreciated but the dialogue left much to be desired. Ben Lyons' doom laden "Someone always gets it on the dawn patrol" brought the house down. As for the ubiquitous mountains in the background, you'd be a long time searching for those on the Western Front.

clippedwings
Friday 3rd of July 2015 10:40:29 PM
R & G Simonds of Reading public house - is this the original Running Horse?

vof
Saturday 23rd of August 2014 12:01:34 AM
No, it's the Hind's Head. The Running Horse was down London Rd at the junction with Broad Lane.

Vin
Friday 3rd of July 2015 08:51:37 PM
T. Lawrence and Son[s]

MB
Saturday 22nd of December 2012 05:06:11 PM