Addlestone, St George's College 1906

Memories of Addlestone


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)

I was a plate layer on the railway lines from Chertsey through Addlestone to Waybridge in the late 60s . Roy Spearman .

Nice to read your comments. I remember your songs well. Hope you and your brother & sister are well.

I used to watch the man in the signal box turn a large wheel similar to a ship's wheel to close the gates. Cyclists used to aim for the gap as they got closer together. Motorists became very impatient when a train came from both Weybridge and the Chertsey direction, and the gates remained closed for several minutes.

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