IN RESPONSE to two of the articles in the Chronicle this week (July 31). I am a 75-year-old who lived her early life in Brentford until I got married in 1955, when I moved to Isleworth.
During my earlyyears I lived in Brentwick Gardens and attended Lionel Road School until I was 11.
My memories of Gunnersbury Park are very sentimental and I do not want to see bits of it sold off.
I remember those years when we used to play among the cornfields at the lower end and at the top end was the Polish barracks for the soldiers, all of whom were very nice and our families had no worries about us talking to them, not like now.
When I was 70 my family had a great birthday celebration in this park, so please do not do away with it.
My second memory is of The Better Ole cafe in the Great West Road. We all went there as teenagers of 17 onwards. We used to frequent the Duke of York pub too, where we all had a great time singing and laughing. This was also on the Great West Road,by the Trico factory.
We all went to the cafe after closing time for tea and sandwiches, before we went home our different ways. It was a safe place where we all had a good laugh to finish off our evening.
These memories will never fade, and I hope they stir similar ones in others of my generation in the borough.
So please let's keep Gunnersbury Park the way it is, and maintain its name.
MRS B R SMITH Harcourt Close, Isleworth.