Nostalgic memories of Addlestone's local history

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For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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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 (...Read full memory)

I lived on and off at between 1953-1963 my grandfathers house 107 Bourneside Rd, 2nd house from the end, Ramsey family, I rember fun on coxes mill pond, climbing over the black metal fence fishing without permit on pond or canal,trying to walk the weir playing on the lock

Between the years of 1955 and 1963 except for a 2 yr stint in Australia We lived on and off at my grandfathers house at 107 Bourneside Road 2nd house from end of road; as kids we climbed over fence to get to the mill pond for non permit fishing, coxes mill was still functioning, no gentrified housing then, I attended St (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

I lived in Bois Hall Road from 1941-1959,when I left Addlestone to work in London. I have very fond memories of growing up in Addlestone, although I hated school,with the exception of Oaklands, I think it was called, which was wonderfull, making camps and dens in the grounds. Does anyone remember any of the teachers in St Pauls (...Read full memory)

I was born in Addlestone in what was Kingthorpe nursing home in 1944 (no nhs then)my father worked for Vickers Armstrong at Byfleet. My father was born in Cailard road Byfleet the same road as my mother was born. He is now 96 years old and went to school at St.Mary's school Byfleet. Unfortunately my mum died two years ago her (...Read full memory)

good days in Addlestone and the fair. Millpond fishing. but the best days was addlestone swimming club run by the Smiths great days.

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

In 1953 I attended, as a boarder, the 'St Mary of the Angels Choir School' in Addlestone. You walked from the station, turned right up the High St and then left up a hill(?). The school was down a long leafy drive. After I left in 1953, the school was burned down and (...Read full memory)