Memories of Ashtead

1950 Susan Simons

I was born in Ashtead in 1945, we lived at Read Road in Lower Ashtead. I have a vivid memory of the shops at the top of Read Road. From the newsagents, next was the off-licence, then Goldings grocery store, next was the chemist, next was a small cafe which we were never allowed to visit, don't know why. The next place was ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashtead by Susan Nash

Visit To Grandparents

My father's parents (my grandparents) moved from Carshalton to Ashtead in early 1950s to a bungalow at 72 Chaffers Mead. We used to visit regularly from our home in Redhill by rail; a steam train to Deepdene, a run down to Dorking North and an electric train to Ashtead. When we moved to Godalming the journey was even more ...Read full memory

An Ashtead Childhood

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashtead by Brian Simmons

Old Friends, Does Anyone Know What Happened To Them?

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

A memory of Ashtead by Patrick Mara

Swiss Cottage, Skinners Lane

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

A memory of Ashtead by Carol Walkley

The Felton Family

We, the Felton family, lived in Ashtead for many years until Dad retired from running the hardware shop Norman Stores in 1963. That shop had been in our family since probably about the 1890s (Dad was born there in 1907). We lived in Craddocks Avenue until moving to live above the shop for 3 years. Older residents might ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashtead by Susan Felton

J Mc Kelvey, Ashtead 60s 70s.

I am responding to P Mara, I knew a Joe Mara and was a friend of Mick Budd, he was a really pleasant guy, friendly and open. I lived in West Farm and knew Graham, Martin and Roy well. I live in London with my wife and occasionally my children also. I have strong memories of my village childhood, I loved the summers ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashtead by jmck5

Moorlands

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

A memory of Ashtead

Dogs In The Park

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?

A memory of Ashtead by Ken Demott

My Childhood By Hilary [Nee Davies]

I spent all my childhood in Ashtead from 1954-1972 and enjoyed a wonderful freedom that today's children don't have. I'm still in touch with Gillian [Barrett] and Sheena [Tailby]. I wonder what happened to other friends: Rita Stewart, Monica Button, Sarah Hytch, Claire Manning, Hilary and Jane Lewis, ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashtead by Hilary Cousens

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