I joined the retained Fire Brigade, National Fire Service at this Station in 1946 aged 16. The old building is still standing but in need of some TLC, the old hose drying tower can still be seen in this picture, but has ...Read full memory
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 ...Read full memory
My Grandfather Benjamin Thomas Neville was a Fireman here after the war. I recall going on long Sunday afternoon walks out past St. Mary's Church or Mill Lane and over to Wisley via the Pig and Whistle pub or Pyford at ...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
I was born in 1944. My father was the village doctor as his father had been before. We lived in Granville House, which formed one junction of the road with Clock House and the Blue Anchor, famous for the murder of the landlord some ...Read full memory
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 ...Read full memory
I can remember when I was in my teens, myself and a group of friends would hire the boats from the boat house and row all afternoon on Sundays, we had loads of fun up and down the canal, seems like another life time now, 40 ...Read full memory
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
I also remember your father. It happens that when he joined his father as the local doctor I was his first baby case when he joined the practice. Before the 2nd world war Clockhouse was owned by someone who trained police dogs. ...Read full memory
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 ...Read full memory
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