Back in the 50s...The Rag and bone man use to call down the rd ..The pe-fabs .. The corner shop ..Old air raid shelters ..The alley that ran behind the houses Kids could play safly in the street I remember many niebours then like The Atwells the Trumps....Adamson ...Kieths...Brezloe ..Lewis's......Coles.. Happy memorys My family were the Goddards ...
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
We used to live at 96, Church Road where I lived as a youngster between 1956 and circa 1962 when our family moved to a new house in New Haw. I was 11 years old when we moved there from Rodborough Hill near Milford. The canal was always a fascination for me and I would often go along Conker Arch by foot or cycle to go along the ...Read full memory
I believe I was born in this house when it was an emergency hospital during the war. No idea what my mother was doing in Byfleet as she (a Canadian) had been evacuated from Malta en route to her home. Does anyone know if this house is still there and if so, exactly where it is on Highfield Road? Many thanks in advance.
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 Schearers the bakers. Ely's was later owned by Jack Curtain, Humphries Store, Mr Palmer, and Ashworths ...Read full memory
On the far right of the picture is Reg. White's Vauxhall (Victor?), parked in front of his fish and chip shop. He and his wife Peg., produced some of the best 'health food' in the business! I used to wash and polish his car every Saturday morning for 2/6d.
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 ...Read full memory
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