Can you help our memory hunters reconnect with their Colnbrook past?

Did you know Gladys Woodbridge who lived in Bridge Street in 1915?  What about Robin Hunter, brought up on the Old Bath Road in the 1930s?  And, skipping forward several generations, can you help Belinda Purkins reconnect with long lost friends from The Greyhound from the 1990s?  If so, we’d like to hear from you.

Bridge Street from back of cottages

We often get requests from people with who want to find out about their Colnbrook history, learn more about their roots, or get reacquainted with long-lost friends.  Below we have three recent requests to the site spanning three different generations – 1915, the 1930s, and the 1990s.

Can you help our three memory hunters out and help to connect the dots to their Colnbrook past?

What do you know of the early years of Gladys Woodbridge, born in 1915?

Bridge Street with 2 childrenJulie Smith is trying to find out about her grandmother, Gladys Woodbridge.  Gladys was born to an unmarried mother in 1915 in Bridge Street, Colnbrook, and was believed to have been taken away.

Can you help Julie fill in the blanks about her grandmother’s early years?  Read more …

Did you know the Hunter family in the 1930s?

1939 The White Hart

The Hunter family lived on the Bath Road, Colnbrook, in the 1930s.  Robin Hunter is trying to reconnect with a Colnbrook upbringing in the interwar period.

Do you have any memories of the Hunter family, or Columbia Lodge?  If so Robin would like to hear from you.  Read more …

Did you frequent The Greyhound with Belinda Purkins in the 1990s?

greyhoundBelinda Purkins is trying to get back in touch with acquaintances from the former Greyhound pub/club on the Colnbrook By-pass whom she has lost touch with.

Did you go to The Greyhound, and did you know Belinda, Andy, or Kevin?  If so, please get in touch.  Read more …


As always, please don’t post your email address or any phone numbers online. If you send these via email to they will be shared, with your permission, directly with our memory hunters.

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