Banstead, Surrey
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Banstead and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.


My brother Alec (12) and I (11) were at Beecholme from January to December 1956 we were orphans our parents died 7 months apart in 1955. We were in myrtle cottage changed to Willow cottage by the childrens vote I choose Willow and was very excited they picked it. We had 2 house Mothers that we called Auntie. We went to school ...Read full memory

A memory of Banstead by Kathleen Jones

A Cold And Dim Visit To Banstead Asylum

I cannot remember the exact year but it was very cold. I was a TV repair man at Raylec in the High Street and we had a call from a doctor living in a house at the Asylum. She complained that the picture on her Bush TV was very small. I could find nothing wrong with the TV and then noticed that the ...Read full memory

A memory of Banstead by Adrian King

Banstead High Street

I too, remember Banstead High Street in the 1950's. I well remember the Ibis Book Shop where I bought my first record - Tommy Steel 'Singing the Blues'. Also, I remember the library was up the far end nearly opposite 'The Woolpack'; I think. Opposite the 'Victoria' pub, there was a 'coffee bar, where they played the latest tunes. Does anyone else remember this? Happy memories!

A memory of Banstead by Helen Perry