Memories of Byfleet

Graham's Dad

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

Candy Corner

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)!!

Wonderful Memories Of A 1970's Kid...Also Asking For Some Help If Possible.

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

A memory of Byfleet by redcobalt60

Candy Corner

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

A memory of Byfleet by Mike Guess

Conker Arch

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

A memory of Byfleet by Derek Russel

Highfield House, Highfield Road, Byfleet

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.

A memory of Byfleet by Mrs Harris

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 Schearers the bakers. Ely's was later owned by Jack Curtain, Humphries Store, Mr Palmer, and Ashworths ...Read full memory

A memory of Byfleet by Peter Hancocks

Fish And Chips

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.

A memory of Byfleet by David Bonsall

Names Of The Shops

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

A memory of Byfleet by Martin Green

Ardwyn, High Road

My Aunt (Grandmothers sister) lived here immediately on the LEFT of this photo at "Ardwyn" in the High Road, opposite the entrance to the Village Hall car park in 1950s/1960s. Her husband was Fred Bowey and one of their daughters wasFreda and another wasNancy. My Aunt was nee Flippance. To the right of this photo was ...Read full memory

A memory of Byfleet by Chevvy Eaton

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