Addlestone, The Wey Navigation c.1950
Memories of Addlestone, the Wey Navigation c1950
When we moved from Wales I lived at the fairly extensive Sayes Court Farm caravan park off Liberty Hall Lane, before we settled in Addlestone Park Ave (defined by the statues of knights at the top). At 15, I went to work at Vickers Armstrong - now BAE. After attending their secretarial school I was placed in the sub-contracts dept. I loved to see all the logos of the Airlines of the World being ordered. I loved too cycling round the old Brooklands track when the short cut across the runway was closed for the Viscounts, Vanguards and Valiants to take off on their trial flights. My pay was £2.10s, so the luncheon vouchers were a great help. Nylon stockings were 5s and laddered easily, the dry cleaners ...Read full memory
I believe this to be the White Hart Lock at New Haw situated at the junction of Woodham Lane and the turning off over the White Hart bridge which led to Byfleet station. I do believe also that the cottage featured in a film, which I think was War Of The Worlds. As youngsters we often took a short cut off the Byfleet Road to cut through to what we called the Nine Arches, passing under this structure we would in the summer go swimming and hopefully meet girls. This area was also close to the banked corners of Brooklands Race Track.
This looks like the bridge over the canal at the Addlestone / New Haw border but I can't be sure. If it is I remember my parents taking us there (early 70's) to watch them put in new lock gates. The gates have the year engraved into them. I also believe that the lock keepers cottage, which I think is the house on the left, was used as a location for a film (about time travellers?).
Memories of Addlestone
I have many memories of Addlestone having lived there from 1940 to 1964. My family lived in Bourneside Road, at the far end was Coxes Lock Mill and the mill pond. We knew almost everybody that lived on Bois Hall estate. I attended St. Augustines Infant School and then St. Pauls Girls School. There were lots of ...Read full memory
My family lived in Collingbourne, High St, Addlestone and my youngest sister, Janet was b orn there, in 1943. Michael, Jean & Charles (sadly all deceased) myself, Kathleen, Ann & Janet lived there until 1952. Does anyone remember us or have any history of the house?
Have lived in Addlestone for 46 years teaching in the old St. Paul`s Junior and the newer Middle School. St. Paul`s Church celebrates 175 years this year and as a member of the church choir for over 35 years I am researching the history of the choirs at St. Paul`s and St. Augustines Churches. I have photos of St. ...Read full memory
Good to see a familiar name Roy&Ray Speerman