Byfleet, High Road 1951

Byfleet, High Road 1951

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Memories of Byfleet

The Fire Station

I joined the retained Fire Brigade, National Fire Service at this Station in 1946 aged 16.  The old building is still standing but in need of some TLC, the old hose drying tower can still be seen in this picture, but has ...Read full memory

A memory of Byfleet by Peter Hancocks

Wonderful Memories Of A 1970's Kid...Also Asking For Some Help If Possible.

I grew up in Bristol for the first 5 years of my life, then moved to Byfleet, and lived there for a short time until I was 10. We emigrated to the states because my Dad, who ...Read full memory

A memory of Byfleet by redcobalt60

Fire Station Byfleet

My Grandfather Benjamin Thomas Neville was a Fireman here after the war. I recall going on long Sunday afternoon walks out past St. Mary's Church or Mill Lane and over to Wisley via the Pig and Whistle pub or Pyford at ...Read full memory

A memory of Byfleet by Chevvy Eaton

Candy Corner

I recall spending hours in the local rec playing football with my mates and then us all calling into Candy Corner to buy fizzy drinks or ice creams on the way home - great days

A memory of Byfleet by Mike Guess

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History

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.