Great Bookham, St Nicholas' Parish Church c.1955
Memories of Great Bookham, St Nicholas' Parish Church c1955
My grandmother was married here, as were my parents and then, as was I. I was also christened here by Reverend (later Canon) Edwards, - Rev Ed to most people who knew him, I believe!
My parents, Rose Marston and Roy Sopp were married in this church! I have the wedding photo of them standing in the side entrance.
Memories of Great Bookham
Had this been only 4 years later that could have been me in the photo. Just inside on the right (and so behind the inward opening door) was where the Commando and WPL comics were kept and thus visiting the newsagents was a weekly pilgrimage come pocket money day.
Spent a few evenings in here. Used to meet up with my pals for a jar or two. There was Nigel Bennett, Martin & Chris Lodge, Dennis & Ken Peachey, and many others. Happy days.
It looks to me, that this view is of Hayters shop on the corner of Church road and The Park. We lads would go in to buy sweets and stuff. The Barn Hall is opposite.
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