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
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. Mundays was the name of the café next door to Elkins. Boutells was the name of the undertakers next ...Read full memory
I was born at 11, Church Road, Byfleet - the gardener's cottage, tied to 'Wey Barton', Mill Lane. That was then the residence of the Coles family, to whom my grandparents, Bert & Nellie Bird, were in service. We lived with them until 1949, when the 'Big House' and all was sold. Later, in the 60s or 70s, ...Read full memory
I recall this being a "set" for "Z CARS" in the 1960's. A few episodes were filmed here. Most weekends/some evenings after school, I would go to the library - which was and maybe still is, along the right hand side of this main building, to its own entrance.
I was born in Byfleet in 1950. We lived in Binfield Road. Later I moved to the hotel that was built where the village green is now. My mother Beatrice Stenning was the housekeeper, cook, maid and everything in between. My dad Charles Stenning worked for Vickers like most of the men locally. We then moved to a prefab in ...Read full memory
On the 1st May 1965 I was married to Jacqueline Bennet at St.Marys church, we then had our wedding reception at the Blue Anchor Public House. We both grew up in the village and attended local schools in the area. My father David Green was the local Scout master during the 1950s. I remember this area of the village very well. I lived in Dawson Road and my wife at The Cedars.
I was born in Victoria Hospital, Woking in 1958. My first home was Tewkesbury Close, then Chertsey Road. My grandparents owned the BP garage in Chertsey Road and Berrys Lane was named after them - my family name. I went to Kings Head Lane School then St Marys where Mr Robinson the Headmaster had only one arm. I don't ...Read full memory
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