Ashtead, St Giles' Church 1890

Memories of Ashtead


I spent all my childhood in Ashtead from 1954-1972 and enjoyed a wonderful freedom that today's children don't have. I'm still in touch with Gillian [Barrett] and Sheena [Tailby]. I wonder what happened to other friends: Rita Stewart, Monica Button, Sarah Hytch, Claire Manning, Hilary and Jane Lewis, (...Read full memory)

I lived in a cottage by the pond some 20 odd years ago. My neighbour, well into her 90's was Mac May (a version of her true name garbled by other neighbours' kids) who, every day, was out in her wellies digging in the garden. We had this photo &, knowing Mac May had lived in the cottage all her life, asked if she knew the (...Read full memory)

The above photo is the pond which is close to Dorothy Connor's current home in Glebe Road, Ashtead. This area has not changed so very much since the time the Frith photo was taken in 1904. Interestingly, Dorothy Connor (nee Step) is actually pictured in the Caterham Frith photo (...Read full memory)

We lived at Moorlands in The Marld, Ashtead, around the years 1948 to 1952. It was a large house with a very large garden and orchard. There was also a tennis court. I can remember being sent to the upper village to have the battery for the wireless recharged at the hardware shop and also hurling apples at any boys who came too (...Read full memory)

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