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We are indebted to the Arborfield Local History Society for the use of some of their Then and Now comparative photos. The histories of the Arborfield Village and the Arborfield Army Apprentices School are inextricably linked. Their section of the Arborfield Village web site can be visited from the link below.




Arborfield Cross – 1841 Census




Arborfield Church


“Arborfield Grange”


“Arborfield Hall”


“Arborfield Hall”


“Arborfield Hall”


“Birch House” Arborfield (World War II)


“The Bramshill Hunt” Public House


“The Bull” Public House


and (below) the stables


“Magnolia Cottage” 1957


and (below) 1963


“Moat House”


Arborfield Post Office & Forge early 1900s


and (below) 1994


Arborfield Stores


and (below) 1994


“The Swan” Public House early 1900s


and (below) 1920s


and (below) 1950s


and (below) locals outside “The Swan” celebrating QEII Coronation 2nd June 1953


“Tudor House”


“Carters Hill”


“Carters Hill House”


Shinfield Family Butcher & Stores


Information on the Arborfield Barn, reconstructed at the Chiltern Open Air Museum.





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First published: 15th March 2007

Latest Update: 15th April 2010



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