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 ...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.
When I was 12 or 13 I used to go to Boxhill most days, during school holidays there would be lots of girls on holiday (mostly from London). The swimming pool and the Wimpy were good places to pickup said girls.. If asked about Boxhill - I ride a mountain bike over it now. I still refer to the Wimpy and swimming pool, glad to see I wasn't just dreaming.
Visiting Box Hill brings back many happy family memories. I come from Manchester & we used to visit my aunt & uncle who moved from Kingston to Leatherhead. I loved swimming & this has always been one of my favourite places. I still visit the area when I go south. These memories cover the 60s & early 70s. Lots of ...Read full memory
Imagine my delight as a child to discover there was a swimming pool on top of Box Hill! Although we lived in Sussex we would often have "days out" in Kent or Surrey. Box Hill was a favourite, and I remember a swim on a particularly hot day, it was my first experience of an open air swimming pool. The photo is just as I ...Read full memory
I am the boy on the bicycle in the foreground of this view of The Upper Farm camping site. I am a member of the family that ran The Upper Farm business. My father built the swimming pool which is featured in other photos. Bernard Burbidge
My Mum and Dad Phylis and Wally Payne worked par time here in 1954 t0 1960. It as owned by a Mr Lloyd who had a standard vanguard car he also kept a monkey in a very large cage. John Payne.
From leaving Bookham I moved to Dorking where I worked for the same family at Dorking High Street, Earlswood Lakes and their Wimpy bar at Box Hill, it was good. I lived over the shop, the tobacconist, and I know and love Dorking.
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