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Bruce Hanson  wrote about Uxbridge Past and Present:
“Being part of an old Uxbridge family there is something rather sad in watching this film as it reminds me of the Uxbridge before the developers got hold of it and knocked all the character out of the town ( they did more damage than the Luftwaffe during the second world war ). There were medieval buildings destroyed such as those in Cross Street, beautiful old pubs like The Eight Bells demolished, such a shame. All in the name of "Progress" and now replaced with monolithic characterless glass,steel and concrete edifices which would not look out of place in New York or Chicago. The Uxbridge I grew up in during the 50's and 60's with the old cobbled yards with their gas lights, Fassnidge gardens running down to the River Frays, small local shops such as Constables the Bakers, Nicholls the butchers and Peddle ironmongers and everybody knowing everybody else , gone forever. As I reflect on all this I wonder if that development took place today then there would have been preservation orders placed on many of the buildings so ruthlessly , and shamefully sacrificed on the altar of change.”
Hilary Freeman  wrote about Camden Court Gardens:
“This film was made by my ex-husband in the garden of our flat in Rousden street. ”
Denise Keener  wrote about Lambeth Walk:
“My grandparents lived in Wedgewood hse l spent many years there and in the market when l was 10 l presented flowers to the queen mother when she came to see the flowers my grandad grew outside the flat then l met my dearHusband Les who lived in Coalport Hse and after meeting him we were married in 1967 l forgot to mention l was born in Lambeth hospital in Brook Drive in 1948 ”
Richard Starling  wrote about Southgate Charter Film:
“The Lieutenant of Middlesex George Kemp, 1st Baron Rochdale. Yes, he attended the Edmonton Charter Day too in 1937.”
Caroline Gould ( was Halfhide)  wrote about From Greenhill to Marlborough:
“Philip Bennett you were in my class and I do remember both you and where you lived!!! I think the film was made by Heidi Barrington’s Dad and I vaguely remember being shown it just before we left to go to secondary school. Great to see Mr Pitcher the Head as well as Mrs Millett, Mrs Backhouse and Mrs Allman I believe . Amazing to see both school buildings and the playground which bought back many memories as well as seeing friends and myself at ten years old twice. Can’t wait to show my grandchildren :)”
Caroline Gould ( was Halfhide)  wrote about From Greenhill to Marlborough:
“Philip Bennett you were in my class and I do remember both you and where you lived!!! I think the film was made by Heidi Barringtons Dad and I vaguely remember being shown it just before we left to go to secondary school. Great to see Mr Pitcher the Head as well as Mrs Millett, Mrs Backhouse and Mrs Allman I believe . Amazing to see both school buildings and the playground which bought back many memories as well as seeing friends and myself at ten years old twice. Can’t wait to show my grandchildren :)”
Pamela Bell { Nee Dunwell }  wrote about Risley Avenue School Sports 1964 (Sports 2 1964 / SJ 1):
“I attended Risley Avenue School from 1961 to 1966. I remember the sports day at the Little Rec, good times !!!”
Pamela Bell nee Dunwell  wrote about Risley Avenue School Sports 1964 (Sports 2 1964 / SJ 1):
“I attended Risley Avenue School from 1961 to 1966. I remember sports day at the Little Rec, fun times !! ”
Sara O'Keeffe (nee Goater)  wrote about Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames:
“In 1970 when I was at Latchmere School, age 10, I took part in the 'Kingston Now' Project. As pupils, we went into the town to record some of the important landmarks. I remember doing sketches of Clattern Bridge and The Top Rank Club (formerly a cinema). The idea was, it was to be kept for posterity, but I recently made enquiries at the Museum and Library, but no-one had a record of it. I'd be most grateful if anyone can tell me what became of the project.”
Wendy Burton (mrs)  wrote about Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames:
“I was born in Kingston-on-Thames Hospital in January 1941. .I remember the Markets so well my Granddad use to take me there. As a teenager I worked in Bentals Store. I loved the film so many memories of Kingston as I came to live in Australia in 1971 ..Thank you”

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