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.

#44 – Wellington College, Front Entrance

Wellington College, Front Entrance

The postcard is undated.

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#77 – High Street, Crowthorne

High Street, Crowthorne

High Street, Crowthorne. CNE.95

Though still very recognisable as Crowthorne High Street, the road today is much changed – there’s speed bumps, more traffic, a bench & planter near the lamp post, and the shops have all changed. The delicatessen on the left is now Crowthorne Cycles (and has been for many years), the H.F. Money building has been replaced by a 1970s(?) building housing a charity shop, a pharmacy, and This ‘n’ That, and Sworder’s greengrocers shop became Monica’s clothes shop in (I think) the early-mid 1980s.

The large building with the awning has long been C.T. Bell’s electrical shop, though whether it was when this picture was taken, I don’t know.

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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 buildingĀ behindĀ 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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#15 – High Street, Crowthorne

High Street, Crowthorne

High Street, Crowthorne: Minster Real Photo series

Reading, 3.45 pm, 27 Oct 16.

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#69 – Crowthorne

Crowthorne

Crowthorne: Frith no 57922

Franked Wokingham, 7p.m. Au 18 09
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#73 – Sandhurst Road, Crowthorne

Sandhurst Road, Crowthorne

Sandhurst Road, Crowthorne: Frith no. CNE12

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#63 – Crowthorne

Crowthorne

Crowthorne: M6692

Franked Crowthorne, Berks, 8.45p.m., 8 Sp 31. (more…)

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#10 – High Street, Crowthorne

High Street, Crowthorne

High Street, Crowthorne

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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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