We want your memories

If you have lived in Cippenham, please share a memory or two with our readers. We’d like to publish everyday stories about the people and buildings from Cippenham’s past. Anything from just a few sentences long is fine.

We are particularly keen to hear stories about life in Cippenham during the Second World War. Also, if you have any old photographs of Cippenham, we would love to display them.

We are waiting to hear from  you, so please get in contact.



2 Responses to We want your memories

  1. Christopher Kilgour says:

    My 3x great grandfather, Henry Francis Hone, lived with his family in Cippenham between 1879 and 1885, as the proprietor of The White Horse coaching inn, Two Mile Brook.

    A few of his activities made the newspapers at the time, including three transcribed clippings below, related to his activities as Surveyor of Highways. I would be interested to know more about the action against the railway mentioned in the second article.

    The Windsor And Eton Express, Mar 29, 1884:
    “[BURNHAM] VESTRY MEETING. — At the meeting, held on Tuesday, 25th inst

    The Surveyors chosen were … [for] Cippenham, H. F. Hone…”

    The Slough, Eton and Windsor Observer, April 4, 1885:
    “[BURNHAM] VESTRY MEETING. — … on the 25th of March …
    It was resolved to grant the sum of £5 to Mr. Hone, surveyor of Cippenham, for the past year’s services, in consideration of the trouble and expense attending the action against the Great Western Railway Company for encroaching on the highway.”

    The Slough, Eton and Windsor Observer, October 3, 1885:
    MONDAY. — Before J. Dickenson, Esq., C. G. Du Pre, Esq., L. Hibbert, Esd., and Canon Russell.

    Henry F. Hone, of Salt Hill, landlord at Windmill Hotel, was summoned by Mr. P. Headington, of Cippenham, for not giving up the books connected with the office of surveyor of highways for the hamlet of Cippenham, which office Mr. Hone had formerly held. — An arrangement was made for the books to be given up at once.”

  2. Dreadnaught says:

    You can see a photograph with Philip Headington of Cippenham Court Farm in it (possibly the P Headington referred to) here https://cippenham.org/how-cippenham-court-farm-became-the-slough-dump/

    The story of GWR encroaching on the Cippenham highway sounds interesting.

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