Addlestone, New Haw c.1950

Memories of Addlestone


After getting off the bus from New Haw we would walk to Nan & Grandad's house. Passing over the crossing there was Wells Boot Stores on the right just before Alexandra Road. Down here, over the river, the Laundry and Taylor & Pentons on the left. I think Taylor & Penton made furniture for John Lewis, I do (...Read full memory)

I worked in the canteen at the bus garage. I used to cook breakfasts and make tea for the drivers. The inspector looked just like Blakey from 'On The Busses'; he was a stern character. One year in January we all came back to work after the New Year holiday. There was a gas leak and our supervisor Jean Steer (...Read full memory)

My first job as a Saturday girl (1974) was working at a newsagents called Jarman's on the right of this photo on the corner of the road which led to the police station and infants school Darley Dene. I remember having to weigh snuff and having to use an old-fashioned till where you had to add up the items and press down the (...Read full memory)

The bus ride into Addlestone from New Haw took about 15 minutes. We were taken on a regular basis either to see our Grandparents who lived in Byron Road or shop at the Co-op, which took up a large part of the High Street. In order for us to be kitted out with clothes and shoes mum would have taken out a Provident Loan. (...Read full memory)

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