Memories of Ashtead

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

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

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

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

The Passing Of The Years

I was born in my parents' house in The Mead, off Skinners Lane, in 1935. A year later my father became the proprietor of Ashtead Squash Rackets & Tennis Club. It was built by my grandfather, Edgar Littlewood, who built many large properties in Ashtead from the turn of the century, and who lived at Littlewoods, ...Read full memory

Our First Car

The petrol station on the right is where my mum bought her first car, a standard 8. I was 3 at the time and remember sitting in the back [no child restraints of course] while she test drove it. I can still remember the smell of Gadsbey's, the delicatescent on the left. The pet shop/ garden equipment shop, 2nd on the left, was ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashtead by Hilary Cousens

Glebe Road Ashtead

I was born in Epsom and lived in Glebe Road from 1968 - 1980. My earliest memory was fishing at the pond, the wonderful swans, smurf stickers at Roundhills garage at the end of our road, humbugs (for free) at Goldings and Suzie the beige Boxer dog! I remember 1/2 penny, 1 penny and 2 penny sweets on trays at the sweet ...Read full memory

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

Brings It All Back

Looking at these photos brings it all back for me. My parents ran Ashtead Riding School, Ashtead Woods Road, for eight years until 1969 when we moved to Sussex. I still remember Nash's garage as seen in the Craddocks Parade 1961 picture, as I fell out of my father's Jag XK120, aged 5, when he pulled out of the forecourt. No seatbelts then! Seems like yesterday!!

A memory of Ashtead by Nigel Parker

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