Byfleet, High Road 1951
Memories of Byfleet, High Road 1951
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.
Memories of Byfleet
Plough Corner always makes me smile, remembering the floods in the 1960s, Byfleet was cut off everywhere except where I lived in the Dawson Road end. My boyfriend lived in Rectory Lane. Imagine, everything was cut off, there was water everywhere, the river way had burst it banks... My now-husband's dad managed to make his way to ...Read full memory
I can remember Candy Corner, in the 1960s we would all gather outside this shop to decide what we would do with our day, it was such a lovely little sweet shop, my father in law used to buy 'Walnut Whips' in there on Sundays for my mother in law (that looks like his bike outside the shop)!!
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 worked for Brown and Root at the time, was offered a chance to relocate to Texas, family and all, ...Read full memory
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