Byfleet, High Road 1951

Byfleet, High Road 1951

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Memories of Byfleet

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

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

Early Thought Of Byfleet From The I.O.M.

I was born at 11, Church Road, Byfleet - the gardener's cottage, tied to 'Wey Barton', Mill Lane. That was then the residence of the Coles family, to whom my grandparents, Bert & Nellie Bird, were in service. ...Read full memory

A memory of Byfleet by bobhunt1946

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Byfleet by Peter Hancocks
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History

Further south, Watling Street widens to form a market place complete with town hall and a corn exchange. The town received a market charter before 1220 and was an Anglo-Saxon fortified 'burh' since 917 AD. The town hall, built in Italianate style in 1865 with a central clocktower, is now divided into the offices belonging to the town council and other commercial concerns. To its left is the post office, located in an imposing brick fronted building of 1799. The market place still serves as a car park.

This is an excerpt from Northamptonshire Living Memories, by Martin Andrew

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