Ashtead, The Street 1950
Memories of Ashtead, the Street 1950
This photograph brings back memories of my very happy childhood in Ashtead between 1944 and 1964 when I went off to join the met Police and live in London. In particular, the shop on the extreme right was Baldwins and old style personal service grocers that my Father Frank Simmons used to manage. He let me work there as a young teenager and I learned the basics of working for a living and being part of a team. He and his colleagues taught me how to skin and cut cheeses, bone a side of bacon and use the manual bacon slicing machine. Imagine what the Health and Safety police would have to say to day if a 14 year old were to be given a big knife and taught how to cut up and bone half a pig. I did cut myself one day ...Read full memory
Memories of Ashtead
I lived in Ashtead from the 1960s to about 1972 when my parents went back to Ireland. I went to St. Peters Primary School Leatherhead for two years,. This is a list of pals I used to hang out with back in the day. My first name is actually Joe but sometimes I use my given name to track any ...Read full memory
We lived at Moorlands in The Marld, Ashtead, around the years 1948 to 1952. It was a large house with a very large garden and orchard. There was also a tennis court. I can remember being sent to the upper village to have the battery for the wireless recharged at the hardware shop and also hurling apples at any boys who came too ...Read full memory
My great Grandfather moved here around 1914 and we have pictures of the family at the house, plus a few sketches by my Great great Uncle, however I can find no trace of this property from internet searches. From images that we have, it is very similar in style to the house on the corner of Barnett Wood Lane and ...Read full memory
I had a job in the park taking dogs for the Atkins - they had kennels in the park - any one know what happed to them?