Fashion shows with a cup of tea and a biscuit in the Copop on a Saturday. When I was younger the Co-op ran a sports day and we all got a goody box with cream cakes cakes and a suprise of fruit. We shopped at Parrs at the top of the Dukes Head crossroads, I can still remember the smell of the cured bacon. Our order was delivered by a man on a bike. Burges the bakers delivered our bread. We had our shoes repaied at Pigotts in Station Road and I went to both day school and boarding school with Dudly Piggot. Went to school on the bus from the bus garage and stood atop the bridge while the trains ran below and engulfed us in steam from the trains below. Airscrew and Weymonds were the biggest employers. Traylens fun fair came every year, last week in July first in August. We got our meat from Chambers butchers and I remember Alma Chambers as Carnival Queen and went to school with her sister Angela. I was the youngest of four children and my brother Mac played for Addlestone football club, my dad was treasurer and my mum served teas on a match day.
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