Memories of Box Hill
I was watching the Ride London-Surrey Classic Road Cycle Road Race today and the pelaton rode up Box Hill bringing back a particular memory, so I decided to look up The Upper Farm Swimming Pool on-line and immediately saw this photograph. In 1961 myself and two friends from Homefield Preparatory School in Sutton were waiting to hear how we had done in our Common Entrance Exams: whether we had passed well enough to go to our chosen schools. The results were due to be sent out to our parents that day. We decided to ride from Cheam, where we lived, to Box Hill about 10 miles away and find somewhere to have a swim and hang out together to pass the time. We found the Upper ...Read full memory
I lived in a caravan at Box Hill when I worked in Epsom with the race horses. I had a friend called Irene who went out with a boy who also worked in racing his name was Bill Senior. Irene lived at the post office and went to live in Australia (I think) its such a long time ago. Her parents move to look after a care home. ...Read full memory
I lived on Boxhill all my childhood - we lived in the swimming pool all summer - it was so good. I would love to get in contact with anybody who remembers it. I was Joanne Jackson then.
Kids like me were taken swimming from Mickleham School here oncxe a fortnight by coach. The teacher was a Miss James. John Payne I lived on BoxHill from 1947 to 1968.