Addlestone, Crockford Bridge 1904

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Caption for Addlestone, Crockford Bridge 1904: A view across the River Bourne, a tributary of the Thames, with a hay cart fording the river and horse and cart and mounted horseman looking down from the bridge at the lower end of Brighton Road. Today a riverside footpath runs alongside the stream.

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My mum worked there when I was a kid, on sick days or school holidays I would, with my younger brother, go to work with mum. We would catch the train from Chertsey or walk if we did not have enough money. It was a big spooky Hotel... if memory serves me right! It had 3 floors and a cellar, Mr and Mrs Johnson (...Read full memory)

Aerco was started by my grandfather, Thomas Ricketts after the war. He was an engineer and Aerco sold and repaired early radios and the first TVs, hence the name Addlestone Electrical Radio Company! I believe there were two locations for the shop before it moved to Chertsey Road in Woking. Whilst in Addlestone, I believe it was in (...Read full memory)

Fashion shows with a cup of tea and a biscuit in the Copop on a Saturday. When I was younger the Co-op ran a sports day and we all got a goody box with cream cakes cakes and a suprise of fruit. We shopped at Parrs at the top of the Dukes Head crossroads, I can still remember the smell of the cured bacon. Our (...Read full memory)

When we moved from Wales I lived at the fairly extensive Sayes Court Farm caravan park off Liberty Hall Lane, before we settled in Addlestone Park Ave (defined by the statues of knights at the top). At 15, I went to work at Vickers Armstrong - now BAE. After attending their secretarial school I was placed (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Addlestone, Crockford Bridge 1904: A view across the River Bourne, a tributary of the Thames, with a hay cart fording the river and horse and cart and mounted horseman looking down from the bridge at the lower end of Brighton Road. Today a riverside footpath runs alongside the stream.

An extract from Surrey.

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