United States Air Force Married Quarters

1972 Photo

USAF married Quarters
By Sarge-Jack

Sarge Jack took this photo circa 1972 from his front upstairs window. Most of the houses were quad-plexes, housing four families. Many were three and four bedrooms in size. All units contained central heating and full kitchen appliannces.

Nothing is now left which is recognizable. Further pictuers of Carpenders Park can be found on Sarge-Jack’s flickr page

This page was added on 15/11/2011.

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  • We were the first family to live in #24D. 1961

    By Peggy (14/05/2023)
  • Interesting – do you have any memories of the early days on the site?

    By Neil Hamilton (16/05/2023)
  • I used to live nearby and remember visiting for Halloween in the late 80’s. They really knew how to do it on that estate!

    By Alana Sutcliffe (03/09/2020)
  • I don’t know who Jakob T. is, but I never dated him. I was only 11 when we left the UK. I had never dated anyone at that point.

    By Alicia Melton Rogers (04/10/2019)
  • I lived in the house right next door to Alicia Melton Rogers. We even dated. My best memories of that neighborhood. Great place to grow up. We use to skate downtown to all the shops. Best friend was Chris Kittle.

    By Jakob T. (09/10/2018)
  • I lived at Carpenders Park with my Husband who was based at Greenham Common and lastly High Wycombe air station – have fond memories of the place. we lived there from 1991-1992

    By Ruth Romero (27/02/2018)
  • Whilst in 6th form I worked at the Carpenders Park Garage…. the colonel had his and his wife’s car serviced there and would drop one off on Friday evening and it would be serviced on Monday…

    He always gave me the keys to “enjoy the weekend” in the car… going to the pub with friends in central london in a blue mettalic or bright pink corvette stingray…. really odd and eye-catching.

    By malcolm (04/07/2017)
  • I lived in base housing from 1972-1975 great place and I enjoyed my time in England

    By Toni Brantley (29/05/2017)
  • I lived in the 2 bdrm qtrs right foreground from 1978-1979 before moving into a 3 bdrm after the birth of our 2nd child in Nov 1979. I visited Harry often. He was truly a lovely man. He was always full of kind words, jokes and a friendly smile that would help ease the home sickness of many of us miltary wives. I loved the 3 years I lived there in Carpenders Park.

    By Teri Burkett (14/02/2016)
  • I lived there from 1984-1987. I lived on the opposite side from the picture above. My sister & I went to West Ruislip Elementary and I later attended London Central Junior High. I have so many memories of my time there like playing soft ball in the field or tether on the tree right behind my fence. I also remember the MP walking around with M16s for a time. That was interesting (sarcasm). I’m so glad I found this! 

    Kathy Griffith Huffman

    By Kathy Huffman (29/03/2015)
  • I spent my childhood here (1987-1994 at 1B Oxhey Lane – it is the quadplex in the distance behind the tree in the above photo) and attended St. Joseph’s RC Primary for all of my primary years. The layout was somewhat like a big circle with a smaller circle inside of it, and the houses lined both the outer and inner circles. In the very middle of the inner circle was a large park with a community center (which was typically used for birthday parties, community meetings, and other events), a tennis court, and a playground. Because of how the houses looked out over the playground, all of us kids were free to play and run around without any adults nearby because everyone looked out for us. Of course the park and playground are all gone now, but the two huge trees that were in the park are still there (you can see them in the middle of the neighborhood there now), much of the walls that were built while I lived there are still there, and even the tree that grew in my back yard is there! I have so many wonderful memories of living in Carpenders Park and South Oxhey, and in the UK in general. I miss it so much!

    By Alicia Melton Rogers (09/05/2014)
  • There were 70 quarters on the site plus Harry the caretakers office and workshop. Most were terraced houses with a number of bungalows – some semis and some detached. I saw the first one knocked down, and helped out on archaeological digs on the site-now compulsory on new sites. I still have some bits of the old mansion including one of the servants bells and was able to root round the basements of the old mansion when they were exposed by the builders. The bungalows for the top officers there also had quarters for their batmen – or personal aides to live in. They all had big American cars but later on most owned european models. It was a friendly site, well thought of by those who liverd there over the years

    By Neil Hamilton (16/05/2012)
  • This US base was built over the remains of Carpenders Park Manor, before it was knocked down it was a girls school.

    By Terry Trainor (09/05/2012)