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Featured Memory: My Childhood In New Haw

Our family moved to New Haw when the new council houses were built at Heathervale. We lived at 26 Park Side. Everybody moved in about the same time so during the fifties there was great community spirit in our street. The residents even managed to build their own social club (Park Side Club). My father Basil Ponting was involved with this, but probably only on the drinking side. It's still possible for me to ...Read full memory

A memory of New Haw, Surrey shared by Michael Ponting

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