Dorking, Deepdene House 1891

Dorking, Deepdene House 1891

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Memories of Dorking

My Weekend Job

WOW, I never thought that I would see this post card again. Yes, that's me doing my weekend job as a waitress at the funky new Wimpy bar on Boxhill. My name was Vanessa Howard and I lived at Ismanola, Boxhill Road. Reputed ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorking by Vanessa Burgess

Not So Much Traffic Then.

The photo was taken from the railway bridge and the new dual carriageway was only a year or two old. Round to the right opposite Deepdene Garage was Fairfield Drive and what a lovely area it was to be growing up in. We ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorking by Philip Ross

My First 9 Years

I love my home town of Dorking. I was born there in Lincoln Road in July 1939, five weeks before the start of WW2. We played in the street and used people's gate posts for rounders bases as there was not a car in sight. We ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorking by David Newman

Wedding Day

My wife and I were married in this church on the 30th March 1957. I had spent most of the first twenty five years as a Sunday School member and later as a full member of the Methodist Church.

A memory of Dorking

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History

A fine view of a house whose gardens were compared by John Aubrey with 'the kingdom of heaven'. It was rebuilt by the art collector Thomas Hope who had inherited it in 1807, and Disraeli wrote most of 'Coningsby' here in 1844. The house was used by the Railways in the Second World War, but was demolished in 1968.

This is an excerpt from Surrey, by Helen Livingston

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