Trips To Co Op
A Memory of Addlestone.
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. Later in the early 60s I purchased a new racing bike I was very excited as it was a hand built Reg Harris racer with alloy wheels, centre pull brakes and a wad of gears. I had only been riding it a couple of days when I hit a drain and the front wheel folded.
Sunday dances at the Co-0p Hall were very popular and featured well known bands such as Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Amen Corner and Desmond Dekker & The Aces.
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