Beddington, The Sports Field 1958
Memories of Beddington, the Sports Field 1958
When I was a child in the 1940s, this sports field belonged to the Post Office. Occasionally there would be a horse in residence and this is where I had my first and only ride on such an animal. The stadium on the left caught fire one night and, it all being wood, burnt down to the ground. The area immediately sandwiched in between the railway fence and the railway line was my father's lineside allotment for years, officially accessed by way of a gate provided in the railway fence on the western side of the bridge from which the photo was taken (near the former Bandon Halt, the platform supports then still being visible). Unofficially, we would just go the few yards down Hindhead Way and cross the tracks which ...Read full memory
Memories of Beddington
I well remember the rowing boats on the lake in Beddington Park. One end of the lake seemed quite dark and sinister, whilst the other was open and safe. I remember creaky oar locks and wooden hulls, and being called in when your time was up. Beddington Park was a large part of my childhood ...Read full memory
Another great photo for memories of Beddington Park and the Grange. There was a boat house and some paddle boats by the wooden bridge. Ron Shelley
Wonderful memories this photo brings back. In the 1950's after school we would take girls out in the boats...then eat ice cream with soft drinks from the Grange cafe. Beddinton Park and the Grange were the best of times for young romance in the summer. Ron Shelley
I used to walk to and from school up the path on the right. It has hardly changed even to this day.