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The Kings Head

The Kings Head is the oldest Pub in Cippenham. The White Horse was probably contemporary but is long gone. The Long Barn is an older building but has only been a public house since the 1980s. The image was once

Unfortunate News – Village stream dries up.

Millstream Lane brook (traditionally know as Two-Mile Brook) was the main path (via the Hay Mill, demolished 1961) by which the water that wells up in Lammas Meadow in Britwell reached the Thames. This fresh-water spring was known via passed-on

1980’s Village Green Video

A little something to celebrate May Day with Venus and Jupiter in conjunction, by Juliette Brookman: Around 1985, an amateur video drama was made in a house in Roebuck Green. It was called “The Eve of Walter’s Departure” and was

Burnham Beeches, Burnham and Burnham Station, Cippenham

The opening of Burnham Beeches Station in 1899 let smoke-addled Londoners take day trips to a scenic ancient woodland in the Middle Thames Valley which had been specifically purchased by The Corporation. The origins of Burnham Beeches Wood are obscured

VE Day in Salt Hill Way

Salt Hill Way

This photograph is of a street party held in Salt Hill Way to celebrate the Allied victory in Europe. In fact like many of the other street parties, it was actually held on the weekend following Tuesday 8 May, 1945.

Queen Anne’s Well, Chalvey

Queen Anne’s Well is said to have first been used to supply drinking water to the monarch at Windsor Castle at least 300 years ago. It wasn’t a well in the sense generally recognised today, but actually a spring. The

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

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

The 1940 bombings of Cippenham

The Slough trading estate and outlying villages could be said to have escaped lightly from German bombing in WW2 by comparison to other industrial areas and London. The reason for this would have been Luftwaffe’s strategy which, following the effective

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,