Byfleet, High Road 1951

Byfleet, High Road 1951

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Memories of Byfleet

The Blue Anchor

The Blue Anchor, scene of the murder of Mr Jones, the landlord, was poisoned by Pierre Vaquier who was having an affair with Mr Jones' wife. Vaquier purchased the poison in London and was recognised by the man who had sold him ...Read full memory

A memory of Byfleet by Peter Hancocks

Dawson Road

I can remember living at No. 25 Dawson Road from when I was 6 months old until I married my husband in 1970. In 1955 going to Byfleet County Primary School, the school was new then and it was all very exciting. The pictures on this ...Read full memory

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

Freelands Ironmongers Shop

I remember the shop where you could buy anything from and pound of nails, a gallon of Parafin, to a Ladies or Gents Raleigh Bicycle. Behind the shop was the local blacksmith, Samson Turner, and wheelwright George Cox. ...Read full memory

A memory of Byfleet by Peter Hancocks

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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.

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