Memories of Ashtead


This photograph brings back memories of my very happy childhood in Ashtead between 1944 and 1964 when I went off to join the met Police and live in London. In particular, the shop on the extreme right was Baldwins an old style personal service grocers that my Father Frank Simmons used to manage. He let me work there as (...Read full memory)

We, the Felton family, lived in Ashtead for many years until Dad retired from running the hardware shop Norman Stores in 1963. That shop had been in our family since probably about the 1890s (Dad was born there in 1907). We lived in Craddocks Avenue until moving to live above the shop for 3 years. Older residents might (...Read full memory)

I lived in Ashtead from the 1960s to about 1972 when my parents went back to Ireland. I went to St. Peters Primary School Leatherhead for two years,. This is a list of pals I used to hang out with back in the day. My first name is actually Joe but sometimes I use my given name to track (...Read full memory)

Looking at these photos brings it all back for me. My parents ran Ashtead Riding School, Ashtead Woods Road, for eight years until 1969 when we moved to Sussex. I still remember Nash's garage as seen in the Craddocks Parade 1961 picture, as I fell out of my father's Jag XK120, aged 5, when he pulled out of the forecourt. No seatbelts then! Seems like yesterday!!

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