Great Bookham, Downsway c.1955
Memories of Great Bookham, Downsway c1955
This view from Downs Way shows Beckley Parade and my uncle's shop which was next to the houses, the first house belonged to Councillor Turville Kill. My uncle's shop was a greengrocers and he and my aunt moved from here to the High Street in Great Bookham to a larger premises next to Camerons the sweet and toy shop. They traded in the area until 1971. A lot of my family had businesses in the village from 1930 to 1975. Sue Rainer-Copland
Memories of Great Bookham
My dear father attended Southey Hall in, I'd imagine, the 20's and his name was John David (Arathoon) Webster. It would be a great honour to hear from anyone who might have known him or attended with him.
Wasn't this at one time a butchers and then later became the Ironmongers owned by the Cordingley family? I am talking about the early 1900's and am not quite old enough to remember that.
I have just discovered this wonderful website today and oh what memories come flooding back. I was born in Lower Shott in 1954 and lived there until I was about 23. I remember these shops so well. Being sent by my mum to get some cheese, I think it was from Mr Absaloms, and bursting into tears because everyone ...Read full memory
It's only roughly 1955 because we lived there from 1944 and moved to Little Bookham but I always remember Mum used to go to, as she would say, Absolems, which I remember well. I knew St Nicholas church then, we always went to church. I had friends down the Lower Road where we lived. I went to St Nicholas School. Would you know Gillian Lee or Gillian Longhurst? It would be good to get in touch.