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.

#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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#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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#78 – Drive Entrance, Pinewood Sanatorium, Wokingham, Berks

Drive Entrance, Pinewood Sanatorium, Wokingham, Berks

Drive Entrance, Pinewood Sanatorium, Wokingham, Berks

The Pinewood Leisure Centre, as it’s now known, is in Wokingham Without rather than in Crowthorne. I believe Pinewood Sanatorium was set up as a TB hospital for patients from London. In World War II it was a US Air Force hospital. In the 1970s the site began being used to house various locals sports clubs and groups. It now houses gym, judo, boxing, shooting, tug-of-war and model railways clubs (amongst others). It also has a mini railway and allotments.

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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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#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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#72 – Broadmoor Asylum

Broadmoor Asylum

Broadmoor Asylum: Frith no. 57931

Franked Crowthorne, 9pm, JY 13 08. (more…)

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#11 – Entrance To Edgebarrow Secondary Modern School, Crowthorne

Entrance To Edgebarrow Secondary Modern School, Crowthorne

Entrance To Edgebarrow Secondary Modern School, Crowthorne: Frith no. CNE57

Franked Crowthorne, Berks, 6p.m., 4 Au 64.

The name of the school is misspelt on the card – it should be Edgbarrow (no “e” in the middle). The school is now known simply as Edgbarrow School, and is a Business & Enterprise College. (more…)

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