A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Other Memories from Addlestone

I am the boy in the foreground on a bike and in the background on a bike is my friend Tony. We were worried about the man staring at us, he had a big box and I guess a tripod. When we got home we said about it to our dads and later were told it was a man taking photos, others had also asked. Our family lived in Church Road from 1953 for, I believe, around 27 years.

my memories hover around my grandmother's little general store at 106 New Haw Road, Does anyone remember it? She converted her front room into this small store and I had aunts and uncles living at 125 and 127 New Haw Road. I spent most of my time playing with my cousin Beryl Alexander at 125 and, with her friends, had many illicit adventures over many years! I was evacuated there from London during the war and attended the local junior school with Beryl and her entourage.

Met my wife to be, Gill Allen, on Sunday 21st August 1966 at one of those dances. Still remember the first time we made direct eye contact. (Sweet) (Trapped). (Lucky). Great groups for the time including The Mojos? Married at New Haw Church 1970. Still tethered.

I was born above Beston's Stationers' shop, Station Road in 1953. The shop is on the left hand side close to the crossing gate and the bus stop was outside. I attended St Augustine's C of E Primary School from 1957 to about 1960 when we moved to New Haw where I attended the old Primary School, long gone now, in Woodham Lane. I can still remember living there and the small Fire Station at ...see more

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