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The House, Frimley Park c1955, Frimley

The House, Frimley Park c1955, Frimley

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Frimley Hospital

District Hospital c1955, Frimley
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My 2nd daughter Deborah was born in Frimley Hospital June 24, 1964 on a night when 6 babies were born (when normally only 1 would be born). The nurses were run off their feet. One came and asked me where my husband was because she said that he could have helped! Unfortunately,or fortunately for her, he had gone home. June 24 was Midsummers Day and the tradition was that strawberries and cream were served for tea; a gift from the board of governors of the hospital. They were much appreciated by all of us new mums.

Happy Days

The Parade c1965, Frimley
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Lovely memories of the High Street, mum pushed us in the big old coach built double ended pram; me and my brother Mike. In them days you stayed in prams way into toddler years, mum's didn't make you grow up too fast! As we got a little older there was the shoe shop at the end of shops (I think its the bank now,) Kim my sister, Mike and myself used to do the Harry Worth star shape in the shop window as it was mirrored, our Grandad taught us that. Harry Worth was a funny man on TV in the late 60/early 70s.

Memories of Bedford Lane.

Old Cottage 1906, Frimley
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This cottage is in Bedford Lane. I lived in the house called Connemara which is still in Bedford Lane. My father Samuel Frederick Richardson and his brother George were both bricklayers. Both were demolishing the cottage and they were burning the thatch. My brother John was playing dare. He walked through the outer edge of the white ash and dared me to walk through the middle. Unfortunately I did and was very badly burned. Mother rushed round all the houses, collecting tea leaves to put on my legs. In those days people didn't empty their pots every brew. They just topped them up with a little more tea and hot water. To this day, I do not know where Mother got the idea of the tea leaves. It certainly worked. Just a few little scars and they are hard to find. After demolishing the cottage, they built a red briick pair of houses. A Mr Fairminer... Read more

No 8 The Grove

The Grove 1921, Frimley
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Hello Jane, I have lived at No 7 The Grove for 5 years - just to let you know that there is a beautiful little oak tree outside No 7 & No 8 of The Grove in memory of your grandparents - I can send you a photo if you would like. It is still a beautiful place to live! Anne

Fond Memories

And Camberley District Hospital c1955, Frimley
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I remember, the Cottage Hospital, as a young girl. My mum did some charity work in a fund raising event for them. My sister and a few friends and myself took the cheque to them and were shown around the hospital. I remember so clearly the uniform the Sister and nurses wore. This must have been where I get my fondness of the Carry On films from.


St Andrews Church 1919, Frimley
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I was in the choir at St. Andrews and remember the black gown and mortar board, and also keeping a packet of fruit gums up my sleeve.

The Browns

Old Cottage 1906, Frimley
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Hello, Does anyone remember Fred and Queenie Brown? I know Fred worked at Sunnydown around 1950 and I think he was an auxiliary fire fighter during WW2. I would be grateful for any information no matter how small, thank you, Julie.

Distant Memories

Old Cottage 1906, Frimley
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I had returned to UK from Queensland to visit my mother who was ill and waiting at the platform entrance at Waterloo station when a former colleague from Post Office Overseas Telegraph came up to me and we began a conversation as if we had just left work together, I went with him to his house in Frimley on the Green and met his wife where I found out he was considering early retirement and had a trip planned on one of the Queens to New York and back to celebrate, we downed a bottle or two of his home brew and I left for Eastleigh the following morning, completely forgetting to exchange addresses (mum's illness was weighing on my mind) I am heading back to UK in December 2011 for my eldest son's wedding and will be trying to trace a few old names if I am lucky enough, Terry and Maureen Maynard are you still there in Frimley on the Green Surrey?

Deepcut Village

Blackdown Road 1908, Frimley
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This image is actually taken from Deepcut Bridge Road, around the junction of Woodend Road, with the barracks away to the left. Blackdown Road is a few hundred yards behind the photographer here. The shops in view are now a hairdressers, and fast food places!

29 Station Rd, Frimley

Station Road 1921, Frimley
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Would anyone have a photo of 29 Station Road, Frimley? If it's still standing, that is. I was born there in 1951. I'm now a resident of Australia and would like to see it. If you can help, please send to
Many thanks.

Frimley, The Grove

The Grove 1921, Frimley
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My father was born in Frimley and lived at No 8 The Grove till he married and moved to Dartford, then Wastwater and finally emigrated to South Africa after the Second World War. I visited my late grandparents, Mr H H Finch and Mrs B E Finch, in the early 1970s and had a really good time, visited the White Hart with my grandad, and the local hospital to see my grandmother.  
I have very fond memories of The Grove and Frimley village, and it was great finding a picture of it on the internet.



Memories of Frimley back in the early sixties. I worked at Southern Instruments on Frimley Road and the first telephone answering machine was developed on site (the machine was the size of a small suitcase). There was a record shop in the High St where we used to go as soon as we got paid on a Friday and purchase all the latest singles, mainly Cliff Richard. Do you also remember the large hotel that was opposite the White Hart on the corner which was demolished to make way for the shopping parade. Fond memories growing up in the area; Rock n Roll at the Agingcourt followed by a burger down the road. Sunday afternoon, coffe bar up the ramp in Camberley followed by the Cinema. Great days.

Anyone Remember an Edith or Irene Orme

August 27th on Mytchett Rd, my gran, Irene was hit by a lorry, later dying. She left my dad, 3 yrs & two other toddlers. As an army wife, I was wondering if she had some friends that remember her. She was buried at St Peter's church. I have the newspaper clippings which named her as Mr Irene Orme aged 25.


My ancester James King and his newborn son Frederick King lived at Frimley Bottom. James was a farm labourer. Has anyone got any information please

Living in Frimley

I was born in Frimley in 1957. We lived in a bungalow along the Frimley Green Road. I loved Frimley as a child, it was mainly farmland even then. I particularly remember the Manor House opposite St Peter's Church. I remember going there once with my Father and we went into the hallway which was absolutely fantastic. When it was being pulled down I remember sneaking into the house with my friends and pretending there was a ghost after us! I would be really interested if anyone has a picture of the Manor House as it was a lovely old place.

Wilsons Estate

We lived in Field Lane from 1961 until 1990 something, the tin shed located at Lakeside school was to house motor vehicles from the Wilson estate which is now the Alphington Avenue area with the lovely lake. I remember larking around in the old house when it was in a state of disrepair waiting to be demolished. I also remember when Lakeside school was built, you could look out of the windows over the playground and look at the fields up to Burrow hill, but again another development was built on the old farm in the mid 1970s. I would welcome any more information on the Wilson Estate.

Stream Cottages

My grandparents lived at Stream Cottages and were there during the 1911 census. My dad was born there in 1917. I still remember visiting there as a child in the 1950s. There was a scullery and, in the dining room, a door that led to the stairs. There was an outside toilet at that time.
I would be interested to hear from anyone who remembers my grandad, Edward Charles Gannon who died in 1958. He worked at a newsagents/sweetshop in Frimley in the 1950s. I believe the owner/manager was Mrs Burdett.
Prior to that grandad was a coal merchant. I believe his brother John Percival Gannon was also a coal merchant.

Frimley School

A relative of mine, Francis (Jack) Dillon attended Frimley School in the period 1907-1911. He went on to become a radio producer for the BBC and has an entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography recording his attendance at the school.
By the time of the 1911 Census, Jack was 'adopted' by a family living in London.
I know his parents separated and his mother was in service so am curious to find out with whom Jack was living in the period when he attended Frimley School. Presumably he was with Gannon or Cooke relatives in Frimley.
I would be interested to hear of any school records for Frimley School during that period to see if they can shed any light on the subject.

Changing Times

We moved to Frimley from Sutton as part of the London overspill. I was 2 when we moved into a house in Ansell Road. I remember my childhood with fond memories. I remember an old pig sty where Stonehouse Rise is now, I had some great adventures over there. The bottom of Brett Hart Road was just a dirt track and many a day we would wander down to Jack Pond Hill in the woods passing an old tin shed which became the site for Lakeside School. Although Jack Pond Hill is still there, the woods have been reduced dramatically. I remember opposite St Peter's Church there was a big manor house which was boarded all the way around, now the site of the upside down houses. Alphington Avenue was just woods. My mum still lives in Ansell Road nearly 50 years later. I do remember as we were growing up that I could name every family on both sides of the road going down towards the shops, and although... Read more

Mytchett And Ash Vale County Primary School

I was born in Liverpool in 1952 and later with my parents, Ken and Ivy Jenkins and my younger brother Kevin in about 1960, moved into one of the two 'new' semi's built across the road from the Miner's Arms.  I went to the Ash Vale County Primary School and was a member of the Frimley Green cub group which met in a building behind St Andrew's Church opposite the community hall just over the bridge from our house.  My cub mistress was Barbara (Walsh?) who lived across the road from us and worked at the chemist shop at Frimley Green.  My head master was the strict Mr Watkins and my last teacher there in 1963 was Mr Hill.  We migrated to Australia in 1963  (aged 11) and have taken advantage of all that this great country (Oz) had to offer.  I've been back to Mytchett twice and even ran into an old school mate by what was 'Day's Store' in 2000, I think his name was Alan Hill(?).  I... Read more

Early 1960s in Camberley

I remember the highlight of the week was Saturday night at the Agincourt. A guy called Bob Potter was running the entertainment there. The clothes shop called Esquire was the "in" place for the fashion of the day. Another popular place was the A30 roadhouse at Blackwater. It was very popular with bikers. Does anyone remember the lady who used to walk along the London Road pushing a pram and surrounded by dogs? She was named Camberley Kate. Happy days. I am now living in a beautiful part of the country, Dorset, but I have happy memories of my teenage years in Camberley.

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