Memories of Dorking

Working For British Railway's Southern Region

My mother, Valerie Evans, worked for British Railways southern region from 1957 -1960 at Deepdene House. She was a shorthand typist and remembers Deepdene ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorking by Sandra Finch

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 ...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

Pixham Mill House

My first post as a carer on a holiday in the UK was in the house next door called Pixham Mill house. A lovely first impression coming from Australia. Exactly as I imagined a country home to be. You could see the mill house from the creek which ran down by the side of the property. Just lovely!

A memory of Dorking by Michelle Legg

School Swimming Lessons

I remember going from St Pauls school to this pool for swimming lessons. I would also swim there in the holidays. I was afraid of the slide but would jump from the high diving board. I never did learn to dive.

A memory of Dorking by Jenny Hopkins

Working For The Southern Railway Company

I started work for the first time on 31st December 1946 as a messenger in the Bridge Section of the Chief Civil Engineers Department of the Southern Railway. ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorking by John Moon

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorking by Vanessa Burgess

War Time Secret Work

During the second war my father Ronald Micheal Newell was moved from W.T.Henleys London office to Milton Court, Dorking. He told me that as an Electrical Estimator he was involved ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorking by Martin Newell

Pepsi Cola And Merry Legs

These two ponies belonged to Dorking Riding School and they were popular characters with gentle dispositions. They retired in 1963 to good homes. Pepsi-Cola is in the foreground. I was a groom at the stables and regularly rode them around the area.

A memory of Dorking by Ann Hobley

Looking For My Family

Hi my name is Avril nee Watts. I was born on Jan 4th 1957 to Jean Olive Watts. Fathers name John Bayliss. I was adopted and would love to know obout my biological family, siblings ect. If anyone can shine a light on this please send a message. Thankyou Avril Armstrong lives in Canada.

A memory of Dorking by Avril Armstrong

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