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Glynis Hemmings's Memories of 1950s and 1960s Brentford

Glynis wrote in October 2014:

I lived at 70 Brook Road, Brentford from 1952 until 1966 when Mum and Dad moved to Bracknell in Berkshire where I am still living.

Have very fond memories of Brentford and still come to Brentford when Brentford FC are playing at home with my husband, son and grandson. My Dad was an avid supporter of the club right up until he died in 2006 at the age of 85.

The reason I am writing is that on looking at the photo of a Brentford outing from around 1953 I was so surprised to see my dear Dad and my two Uncles (my Dad's brothers) in it.

My Nan and Grandad (Harry and Aggie Wood lived at 69 Brook Road for many years along with my Dad, Uncle Ed and Uncle Stan till they moved in 1962 to Kennoway in Fifeshire where my Nan was originally from due to my Grandad's health.

My Dad married my Mum (Dilly nee Hinton) in 1948. They met at a friends wedding in 1946 at St Paul's Church, Brentford. My Mum was born in Field Lane Brentford and then moved to 3 Epworth Road, Isleworth until she and Dad moved into 70 Brook Road next door to my Nan and Grandad at 69 in 1952.

My Nan and Grandad Hinton were both born in Brentford. My Nan was born Ada Atkins and lived at 69 London Road, Isleworth which was part of the Duke of Northumberland Estate - Syon House along with her 12 brothers and sisters till she married my Grandad George Hinton. My Great Grandad Atkins was a gardener on the estate.

Grandad Hinton was an Air Raid Warden during World War 2 around Brentford and Isleworth.

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Published October 2014