Byfleet, High Road 1951

Byfleet, High Road 1951

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Memories of Byfleet

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Byfleet by Chevvy Eaton

Remembering Byfleet

I was born in Byfleet in 1950. We lived in Binfield Road. Later I moved to the hotel that was built where the village green is now. My mother Beatrice Stenning was the housekeeper, cook, maid and everything in between. My ...Read full memory

A memory of Byfleet by Paulene Morgan

Top Of Our Road

I remember this parade of shops being built. Left to right was Ely's the greengrocers, next door was Mr Hill the butchers, then Humphries the grocer and then Ashworths the chemists.  A little further on to the right was ...Read full memory

A memory of Byfleet by Peter Hancocks

Ardwyn, High Road

My Aunt (Grandmothers sister) lived here immediately on the LEFT of this photo at "Ardwyn" in the High Road, opposite the entrance to the Village Hall car park in 1950s/1960s. Her husband was Fred Bowey and one of their ...Read full memory

A memory of Byfleet by Chevvy Eaton

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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.