We are extremely lucky to have such a wonderful community “I was born in Windsor – my dad was footman to the Queen and I lived in the Royal Mews until I was seven. We lived in the staff quarters, in the flats above the stables. We used the Long Walk for our garden, and… Continue reading Debbie Hemmins
It’s like one big family “I was born in 1926 in Worcester. I was in the Land Army to start off with, and then I joined the NAAFI (Navy Army and Airforce Institute). In the NAAFI, I used to work in the net bar, which was like a shop where you could get everything. The… Continue reading Eve Diett
People are always prepared to help “My dad was an RSPCA inspector in London, and my parents went up the M40 looking for grazing for rescue animals. They ended up here in Christmas Common and rented some land from a very old Watlington family, the Englands. Eventually they bought the land and moved here permanently.… Continue reading Lindsay Howard-Dean
It takes a long time to walk down the High Street “I met my wife Fran at college in London. She studied Geography, and I studied Biochemistry and Neuro-physiology, and we met rowing – we both used to row for our college. We used to go to Henley and row there, so that we could… Continue reading Robin Holmes-Smith
If we can help in any way, we will “I was born in Marston, and grew up in Barton, Headington. I’ve done lots of things. Barrow boy, butcher boy, I was a boy seaman aged 15. After a year, I joined the army. I was a soldier in Berlin and guarded Rudolf Hess! General Sir… Continue reading Bob Thomas
People really care about the community “I was born in the foothills of the Rockies and raised in Edmonton, an oil town in Canada. When I was 13 my parents divorced, and I went to live with my mother at my grandparent’s house in Woodley, near Reading. Eventually I ended up in Shinfield, where I… Continue reading Terry Jackson
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