Drive around Crowthorne & Sandhurst in 1987

Here’s something a little different: a video on YouTube showing a drive around the village way back in 1987! It’s surprising how similar a lot of the place looks – in many places it could almost be from the present day if there weren’t all the old Escorts and Astras and things about.

#86 – Dukes Ride and the West Gates, Wellington College, Crowthorne

Dukes Ride and the West Gates, Wellington College, Crowthorne

Dukes Ride and the West Gates, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Frith no: 81589

This is the main entrance into Wellington College. I think I once read that the gates get their name not from their location, but because they were given to the College by the West family. (more…)

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#88 – Dukes Ride from Broadmoor Road, Crowthorne

Dukes Ride from Broadmoor Road, Crowthorne

Dukes Ride from Broadmoor Road, Crowthorne, Frith no: CNE.60

The building behind the fence on the right was the local heating shop for a long time. It was demolished several years ago, and flats now stand on the site. The building on the left is now the village police station. The road junction has a mini roundabout now, and the fingerpost is long gone.

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#9 – Crowthorne

Crowthorne: W.H.A. Photo series 1348

Crowthorne: W.H.A. Photo series 1348

The original postcard is franked Crowthorne S.O., 9am, 14 Ap 14. (more…)

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Crowthorne Carnival

As part of my involvement with both Crowthorne Amateur Theatrical Society and Crowthorne Carnival over the years, I’ve acquired a collection of photos from past Carnivals.
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#75 – Wellington College Station

Wellington College Station

Wellington College Station

“Wellington College Station”

These buildings aren’t actually at the station, but a little further up Dukes Ride

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#37 – Duke’s Ride, Crowthorne

"Dukes Ride, Crowthorne". Frith no. CNE7.

"Dukes Ride, Crowthorne". Frith no. CNE7.

“Dukes Ride, Crowthorne”. Frith no. CNE7. (more…)

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Wellington College Station

Wellington College Station

Wellington College Station

“Wellington College Station”

This card is rather misleadingly labelled – the picture isn’t the station at all, but the shops further up Dukes Ride.
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#47 – Station Road, Crowthorne

Station Road, Crowthorne

Station Road, Crowthorne

“Station Road, Crowthorne”

There is no longer a Station Road in Crowthorne. This card shows what is now the junction of Dukes Ride and Waterloo Road.
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#36 – Dukes Ride, Crowthorne

 

Dukes Ride, Crowthorne

Dukes Ride, Crowthorne

Dukes Ride, Crowthorne: Frith no. CNE22. “Dukes Ride, Crowthorne”. Frith no. CNE22.
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