Banstead High Street

A Memory of Banstead

I too remember the book shop. It was actually called the Ibis Library and was owned by Martin Gough. He sold a selection of records as well as books and if you wished to listen to some music before buying a record, as was then the custom, Martin had made a makeshift 'listening booth' which was actually under the stairs which led up to his flat above the shop. I bought many records there. I also remember the library which was situated at the east end of the high street, where you had to pay to borrow a book. This predated the public library. I drank many cups of coffee in the coffee shop opposite the Victoria Pub, but I cannaot recall what it was called. Very, very happy memories.

A memory shared by David Hopkins , on Jul 4th, 2013.

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