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Memories of Dorking

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

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

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

W.T.Henley Cable Manufacturing Company

I worked in the Buying sction of W. T. Henleys as a Clerk for about two years before leaving to join another cable manufactring company at Leatherhead. I remember there being a very fine staircase in the building.

A memory of Dorking by John Moon

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

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 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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorking by Sandra Finch

Not So Much Traffic Then.

The photo was taken from the railway bridge and the new dual carriageway was only a year or two old. Round to the right opposite Deepdene Garage was Fairfield Drive and what ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorking by Philip Ross

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

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

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