Blue plaque scheme “will put Colnbrook’s history on the map at a time its future hangs in the balance”
Colnbrook Parish Council wants to acknowledge the role that the key buildings in the village have played in the country’s history in the run-up to the celebrations of the Civil War this Summer. Cllr Dexter Smith believes the threat of Heathrow makes this an opportune time to carry out the project, “putting Colnbrook’s history on the map at a time when its future is in the balance”.
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.
Belinda 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, in the 1990s?
The Hunter family lived on the Bath Road, Colnbrook, in the 1930s. Robin Hunter is trying to reconnect with a Colnbrook upbringing on the Bath Road in the interwar period. Can you help?
Gladys Woodbridge was born to an unmarried mother in 1915 in Bridge Street, Colnbrook, and was believed to have been taken away. Her daughter is trying to piece together the early years of her life.
The Parish Council’s celebrations of the Queen’s 90th Birthday will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Colnbrook’s 184-year old fire… Read More »
Can anybody help Marie Rowell, who lived in Colnbrook between 1942-46, with memories of her ‘Colnbrook hostel’?
The legendary Roy Bowles OBE, founder and chairman of Colnbrook-based air cargo specialist Roy Bowles Transport, died last month after a short illness at the age of 84.
This week’s Slough Express features 82 year old Colnbrook resident Vera Riach, who has written about her experiences during the war.