Memories of Banstead
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
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
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!
I am hoping to find any kind of information regarding a relative called Minnie Dore (nee Goodwin] who sadly died in Banstead asylum in aprox. 1918 leaving behind my grandfather and their three small sons, George, Maurice and Leonard, who were put into an institution as their father was also ill in hospital and could not ...Read full memory