Earliest Photograph

Earliest Photograph

This is the earliest known photograph of Cippenham, probably dating close to 1900. More »

Royal Palace

Royal Palace

It is believed that there was a palace for Saxon kings in Cippenham More »

Cippenham in the 1930s

Cippenham in the 1930s

The green and pond are familiar landmarks More »

Cippenham Court Farm circa 1910

Cippenham Court Farm circa 1910

Prior to WW1, Cippenham was a small village surrounded by several large farms. At the end of the war, things began to change.. More »

Earliest map showing Cippenham

Earliest map showing Cippenham

John Rocque’s Berkshire Map, 1761, might be the earliest map that shows Cippenham. More »

 

Queen Anne’s Well, Chalvey

This is just one of a number of remarkable stories about Chalvey, which has a good share of old mysteries and intrigues. We will be bringing some other stories from Chalvey’s past, once our researches are complete. Queen Anne’s Well

Remembering Vincent Broad

former resident of Cippenham and WW2 veteran. Uncle Vin’s family moved up from Newport when he was a small boy and he lived his formative years in Salt Hill Way. As a teenager, he had a particular flair for science.

Station Road

Here is a very nice postcard photograph of Station Road dating to some time in the thirties. It has been digitally processed by us to increase the detail as much as possible. Click on the image to see it at

Lost buildings of Lower Cippenham Lane

Lower Cippenham Lane is probably the oldest route through Cippenham. It is noteworthy that one end heads from the likely sites of John, Earl of Cornwall’s Cippenham Palace in the direction of the Abbey he founded in Dorney in the

Norman’s Garage

Norman’s Garage was a petrol forecourt and car showroom that sold Talbot and Chrysler cars. It was on the west corner of Stowe and Bath Road. This photograph was probably taken around September 1982 and is looking from Stowe Road,

Inside the Great Barn

The Great Barn is one of a group of buildings that were once the nucleus of Cippenham Court farm. Positioned on the south side of Cippenham Lane opposite Westgate school playing field, the Great Barn is a fine looking Grade

Webbs Garage

Many people will remember Webbs Garage as a long-standing landmark on the Bath Road, situated between the White Horse Inn and the Essoldo Cinema, but who can tell us more? When was it built? When was it Demolished? There was

White Horse Inn Pictures

Here are some pictures of the White Horse taken some time between 1996 and 2000. The White Horse is believed to have been a coaching inn. It stood on the Bath Road next to Brook Path and Two Mile Brook.

The 1940 bombings and Susan Cooper

Although Cippenham didn’t suffer particularly from air attacks in WW2, during the month of October 1940, Buckinghamshire was bombed intensively and houses were hit twice in Cippenham causing fatalities in both instances. The online record, “Bombs over Bucks” gives a

Comparing Old Cippenham with The Present Day

The National Library of Scotland has created a superb online resource for making comparisons between historic Ordnance Survey maps and Esri satellite images. The image below has been created using this resource to compare the 1897 OS map with the