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Memories of Dorking

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorking by Martin Newell

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

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

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

My First Home

The first house on the left of this picture was my home from 1942, when I was born in the hospital across the road, until 1960. Next door was Miss Colvins Antiques Shop and on the other side was Barrington House that was on the corner of Barrington Road and the Horsham road.

A memory of Dorking by Jenny Hopkins

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

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 by John Moon

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

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