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.

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#13 – Crowthorne, Broadmoor Avenue

Crowthorne, Lower Broadmoor

Crowthorne, Lower Broadmoor: Frith no. 78039

Franked Crowthorne, Berks, unreadable date. The Frith website lists the photo as “Lower Broadmoor 1925, Crowthorne

This road is now known as Chaplain’s Hill. The houses are still there, and there are some garages as well now. The trees in the centre aren’t there any more, having at some point been removed to provide a small parking area.

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#44 – Wellington College, Front Entrance

Wellington College, Front Entrance

The postcard is undated.

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#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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#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 The delicatessen on the left is now Crowthorne Cycles (and has been for many years), the H.F. Money building has been replaced by a 1970s(?)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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#87 – Church Road, Crowthorne

Church Road, Crowthorne

Church Road, Crowthorne, 101864 Lawrences Stores Series

Similar to this card & this one

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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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#12 – Crowthorne, Church Street

Crowthorne, Church Street

Crowthorne, Church Street: Frith no. 59486

12.30pm, Sp 2 09.

The Frith website lists the photo as “Church Street 1908”.

In 2008, the Watts buildings on the right of the postcard were demolished, having been derelict for several years. (more…)

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#49 – Crowthorne, Broadmoor Avenue

Crowthorne, Broadmoor Avenue

Crowthorne, Broadmoor Avenue

This card is very similar to this one, but they are actually slightly different photos. They were taken at different times, and from slightly different positions. (more…)

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#13 – Crowthorne, Broadmoor Avenue

Crowthorne, Broadmoor Avenue

Crowthorne, Broadmoor Avenue: Frith no. 59478

Wokingham, 9.30am, Sp 9 09.

At some point, the road changed it’s name from Broadmoor Avenue to Lower Broadmoor Road. (more…)

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