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Addlestone grew up in the mid 19th century with the arrival of the railway, when a few villas and many more terraces and pairs of artisan houses were built. The town was greatly augmented by 20th-century suburban housing, but architecturally it is the poor relation of Weybridge and Chertsey. Station Road, behind the photographer, is the main shopping street, and now has two major supermarkets. The station is to the left of the footbridge, which remains today; but the level crossing gates have been replaced by automatic barriers, and the villa went for blocks of flats.

Memories of Addlestone, Station Road c1955

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

I was born in Addlestone down good old greenlane . I attend st pauls school until I left in 1969. I used to hang around crown cafe alot , there was never alot todo at night disco at the com center which always ended up with a fight .as I live in Woking moved far haven't I .I have seen many changes dukes head,magnet and Woburn hotel all pulled down for houses and the police station now gone also the co op now replaced ...see more

We used to love watching the trains come through and were sad when they brought in the barriers. I used to travel from Addlestone Station to Egham to attend Strode's College on the old trains which had corridors and compartments! Sounds ancient but was only 1977-79! From the train we could see the new line being built to accomodate the train once the M25 was completed!

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 know my Aunt Elsie and my Grandfather (Walter Godfrey) worked there, Auntie in the office and Grandad as Night Watchman. Now on to 37 Byron Road for tea and pocket money.

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