I lived in Addlestone for almost twenty years and still have family there. My memories are St Paul's School - Infants through to Secondary Modern; the Red Room, which was definitely haunted, according to my school friends; the youth club in the grounds of the infants school where I saw the Nashville Teens play; a kids club of some sort in Church Road; adolescent love for Lawrence Lord who went to Ottershaw Boys School, a guy called John who lived in Caselden Close and various others whose names escape me; howing thyme at Smiths Farm for about 2/6 a day; the carnival when my Dad always dressed my bike for the Best Bicycle Competition; Traylens Funfair; The Dinky and Crowns Coffee Bars; the planned punch up between the Teds from Walton and the lads from Addlestone which never happened ;cos the fuzz got wind of it and which I wouldn't have seen anyway because my mum grounded me; Weyman's, Peto Scott and the Dental Factory where my Dad worked; The Pelican and another pub near Chapel Road I think; The Rendevous roller skating rink; almost drowning when fooling around in the River Wey near the lock at Hamm Moor Lane; Sayes Court (Rd) and Wordsworth Road and so much more. It's a sad thing to say that age has not improved Addlestone - mind you, it's not done wonders for me either!
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