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
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 front was almost demolished when during WWII a Welsh Guards Bren Gun Carrier ran in to it killing the lady who was the co-owner of The Old Log Cabin Shop, Minnie Caldwell.
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 monies. The shoe shop and Miss Moores was the last shop, past Invicta on this parade. She was a grand ...Read full memory
I remember 'Granny Bowey' who lived in this house and I knew her grand-daughter Ann Wharton. We lived in Coachman's Cottage High Road from 1946 to 1961 and I attended the 2 Primary Schools in Byfleet as well as West Byfleet Secondary and Fullbrook Secondary Schools. I have enjoyed reading other people's memories of Byfleet on this website. Happy Days.
I had my first bike from the bike shop in Byfleet. First I rode around on a second hand bike which was just a bit too big for me and I rode it up and down Rutson Road and Unwin Avenue (I think). Then for my tenth birthday I got a Raleigh bike....red....from this shop. How I loved that bike and rode it for the next ten years ...Read full memory