Pirbright, Admirals Walk c.1965
Memories of Pirbright, Admirals Walk c1965
My mother lived in Admirals Walk during the Second World War. Her father was a Spanish official posted in London who hired the property to spare his family the bombing raids over the capital. The house belonged at that time to a British family whose members were serving in the army and could not live in Pirbright. Among the ancestors of that family there was an admiral who lost his life in the battle of Trafalgar. The name of the house stems from a legend according to which the ghost of the late admiral showed up on certain nights walking by the house. Although my mother never saw the spectre, as she would have wished, she keeps beautiful memories of those difficult days in Britain, full of courage and ...Read full memory
Memories of Pirbright
My name is Dawn Thompson, I grew up in one of the Cottages next to the Pub (no 3). My father Peter Thompson, worked there for many years. I remember the Hunt meetings and I remember Tom Hatton, who ran it many years ago. After him, Geoff Walkling took it over with his family. My mum Elsie Thompson, worked there for a ...Read full memory
I am interested in contacting other people who remember scrambling in Purbright in the 1950`s. I have many photos of riders and would welcome any information that other readers have. Edwin Moody.
I was brought up in Pirbright Village and my father was into motorbikes. My brother was older than me and had a motorcycle 1st but when I was old enough I also got a motorcycle. For many years as a family we went to Fox Hills on Boxing Day to watch the big boxing day scramble (now known as motocross). We usually took ...Read full memory
This was the childhood home of my maternal grandmother - Louise Kate Leftwich - her father was the miller. She lived here until 1903 when she married George Barnes and came to settle in South Africa. Various members of the family have visited the Manor Farm in the last twenty years and have been received most hospitably. ...Read full memory