Byfleet, High Road 1951

Byfleet, High Road 1951

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East of the M25 and the older River Wey Navigation, Byfleet is a suburban village; although it is built along winding lanes, it is architecturally disappointing. At its east end, down by the River Wey, is a superb brick manor house of the 1680s, which has been much altered subsequently and is now divided into apartments. Back in the village centre, things are less coherent. The Lloyds TSB bank (right) in Bedford Park style of 1879 promised greater things than its dismal surroundings in the High Road.

Memories of Byfleet, High Road 1951

Names Of The Shops

As I remember, the main building in this picture was the Lloyds Bank.  The manager lived above the premises but his name escapes me.  The other shops were Walkers the bakers where we used to buy a bread roll prior to going to school across the road, St.Marys Primary (we would have had our breakfast at home first!!!!).  Then there was the greengrocers, Mrs.Hobbs, I remember that well as I used to deliver the greengroceries on a Saturday morning on one of those awful bikes that we had at the time.  Next was Marshalls the newsagents again a newspaper round for me.  The only other shop I remember here was Joseys the fish and chip shop, a bag of chips for 3d!!  Where has the time gone!!  Martin Green late of Dawson Road.

A memory of Byfleet by Martin Green

Memories of Byfleet

The Plough In The 1930''S 40''S

The Plough my Grandad's (Jack Bartram) favourite watering hole, Granny claimed that with the money he spent there it should have belonged to the family. Landlord in those days was Mr Henry Castleman. The bay on the front was almost demolished when during WWII a Welsh Guards Bren Gun Carrier ran in to it killing the lady who was the co-owner of The Old Log Cabin Shop, Minnie Caldwell.

A memory of Byfleet by Peter Hancocks

Invicta Cycles

Invicta Cycles was the bike shop in the village and at the front/right of this photo - where the White/Ford/Zodiac car is. I put a deposit down on a Lilac/Pink Raleigh bike and paid some off each week from my paper round monies. The shoe shop and Miss Moores was the last shop, past Invicta on this parade. She was a grand ...Read full memory

A memory of Byfleet by Chevvy Eaton

Ardwyn High Road Byfleet

I remember 'Granny Bowey' who lived in this house and I knew her grand-daughter Ann Wharton. We lived in Coachman's Cottage High Road from 1946 to 1961 and I attended the 2 Primary Schools in Byfleet as well as West Byfleet Secondary and Fullbrook Secondary Schools. I have enjoyed reading other people's memories of Byfleet on this website. Happy Days.

A memory of Byfleet by Mary Mullins

Bike Shop

I had my first bike from the bike shop in Byfleet. First I rode around on a second hand bike which was just a bit too big for me and I rode it up and down Rutson Road and Unwin Avenue (I think). Then for my tenth birthday I got a Raleigh bike....red....from this shop. How I loved that bike and rode it for the next ten years ...Read full memory

A memory of Byfleet by Linda Morris

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