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Maidenhead Berkshire
« on: Friday 05 February 10 19:50 GMT (UK) »
My Grandad was born in Maidenhead in 1901.His name was Kenneth Bennett and he lived with his parents at 9 Kings Rd Maidenhead [Bray].His older brother Stan born 1895 and Sister Lillian born 1903.His father owned a Gentlemans Outfitters on Maidenhead high street called James Moores.
His Father [my GGrandad] moved to St Ives Road Maidenhead and lived there with his wife Blanche
bennett nee Piercy.Any rememberances or stories gladly welcomed.

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Re: Maidenhead Berkshire
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 06 February 10 17:49 GMT (UK) »
 I can't locate a Kings Road, could it have ben Kings Street, which is the town centre ?

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Re: Maidenhead Berkshire
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 06 February 10 23:35 GMT (UK) »
Yes it was King Street.The family lived there from about 1875
James and Elizabeth Ann Bennett.Their 4 Daughters
Kate,Mary,Alice and Helen and their youngest Alfred Walter
Bennett.James Bennett was a Tailor.
Alfred W. Bennett also a Tailor married Blanche Piercey from Pinkneys Green in Maidenhead about 1895.He worked for James Moores Outfitters in the High Street and eventually
purchased the business.

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Re: Maidenhead Berkshire
« Reply #3 on: Friday 24 June 11 21:07 BST (UK) »
Just joined rootschat and stumbled on this so don't know if your still there. But Moores was at the bottom of the High Street next to the Bear Hotel it was a mens shop but also it was the only shop in the town at the time that supplied all the local school uniforms. The building is still there to this day, Although unoccupied at the moment. It stood empty for some time and the Maidenhead Heritage Group were hoping to occupy it but that fell through due to lack of funds.

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Re: Maidenhead Berkshire
« Reply #4 on: Monday 27 June 11 02:42 BST (UK) »
Thanks Rod
   I live in Canada but next time I visit Maidenhead I`ll know where the old shop was located.
The family lived at 3 St Ives Rd ,Maidenhead,and I remember a Family reunion there in 1961.
Alfred Walter Bennett.The middle name Walter was for his Grandfather Walter Hancock 1799-1852
who was a steam carriage Pioneer inventor in West Ham, Stratford ,London.

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Re: Maidenhead Berkshire
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 31 August 11 23:59 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I wonder if Blanche Piercey was a member of the family who had the Wagon and Horses at Pinkneys Green?  Not sure of dates but there was quite a family of Pierceys who were publicans in and around Maidenhead.
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Re: Maidenhead Berkshire
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 01 September 11 09:40 BST (UK) »
I recall there was a Piercey or similar surname who was a music teacher at Gordon School c1960?
Skewis (Wales and Scotland), Ayers (Maidenhead, Berkshire), Hildreth (Berkshire)

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Re: Maidenhead Berkshire
« Reply #7 on: Friday 09 September 11 09:24 BST (UK) »
Bookmarking.. Piercey - Cox.. will check it out but I think Lt Col Cox + Piercey.. Summerleaze/North Town area.
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Berks Bucks Oxon= Norris Coxhead Turner Cox Weston Baston Simpson
Kent= Nicholls Mepstead Watts   Mile End=Craze Wood Bennett
Cork=Howe   NZ=Coxhead   Canada=Fenn Cox Turner

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Re: Maidenhead Berkshire
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 21 December 11 22:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I wonder if Blanche Piercey was a member of the family who had the Wagon and Horses at Pinkneys Green?  Not sure of dates but there was quite a family of Pierceys who were publicans in and around Maidenhead.
Abiam2
Thanks Ab2 Mum said her brother had a Pub late 1890`s in P.G. I`ll try to contact the present owners