is both rich in beauty and history. Come back in time with us and
enjoy the wonders of time gone by.
are continually researching, providing facts as we find them and
building the story of Binfield.
The name Binfield derives from the coarse grass in the clearing
or 'feld' where the village was first discovered within Windsor
Forest. Many years ago, Windsor forest was divided into 16 Walkes,
The Binfelde Walke was mentioned in the 16th century under Sir Henry
Neville, the keeper, who lived at Billingbear. Even though things
have changed over the years, Binfield still remains rural, surrounded
by beautiful farmland and our golf course (Blue Mountain).
runs along a ridge that is 260 ft above sea level. To the north
is the old parish church of All Saints, across to the south is Amen
Corner, which was said to have been named after the congregations
of a Dissenting Chapel, built in 1875. The congregations used to
say to each other upon leaving it "God be with you, Amen".
wish to thank those people who have been kind enough to allow us
to use their research and photographs, and ask that you respect
their work by not using it for any further form of publication without
of each of the parishes and towns within the Borough of Bracknell
Forest are being invited to tell their stories to help build
an archive of oral histories. This will give a picture of
the past and chart the history of the area.
a £50,000 project funded by the Heritage Lottery fund and
will bring together the memories and oral histories of local
people - their thoughts, feelings, reminiscences of bygone
that when this project is completed it will form a valuable
local history resource and will provide real life stories
of living in the area.
have memories of living in Binfield or somewhere else in the
Borough. For example, do you remember growing up during the
Second World War in Binfield, or maybe you worked in the brickworks?
Were you involved in farming, or maybe you ran or belonged
to, a club? We would love to hear your stories about life
in Binfield, both from the distant past and more recent memories.
There is also the opportunity for history buffs to volunteer
on this project and help with collecting oral histories.
would like to get involved, or would like more information
then contact Agostina Hawkins, Heritage Officer, by calling
01344 351754, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
you can write to Bracknell Forest Borough Council. Leisure
Services, Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell RG12 1LR.
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