So it was here, where the asphalt is portioned off in white lines, the notice warns “Wheelclamping In Operation 24 Hours”, and Heathrow’s roaring jumbos rise up abruptly overhead. This is where a minor miracle occurred, and the Cox’s orange pippin was born.
Colnbrook in days gone by: “… In those days I was working on an evening paper covering the Thames Valley — including the nondescript town of Colnbrook, then the home of McLaren. Villeneuve had been drafted into the squad on the recommendation of team leader James Hunt …”.
Calling all local history buffs … local worker Neil Dickinson is trying to locate the nineteenth century home of his ancestor, John Dickinson, who lived in in Poyle Cottage in the 1880s.
Colnbrook original Cox’s Orange Pippin has been knocked off its pedestal as the nation’s Number One apple.
The Ostrich Inn is not only the third oldest pub in the UK, it also has a gruesome history. Pub owner Jane Eyles told BBC Berkshire’s Henry Kelly how a 17th century landlord murdered his rich victims.