Ashtead, The Common From The Woods 1928

Memories of Ashtead

I was born in Ashtead in 1945, we lived at Read Road in Lower Ashtead. I have a vivid memory of the shops at the top of Read Road. From the newsagents, next was the off-licence, then Goldings grocery store, next was the chemist, next was a small cafe which we were never allowed to visit, don't know why. The next place was (...Read full memory)

I was born in my parents' house in The Mead, off Skinners Lane, in 1935. A year later my father became the proprietor of Ashtead Squash Rackets & Tennis Club. It was built by my grandfather, Edgar Littlewood, who built many large properties in Ashtead from the turn of the century, and who lived at Littlewoods, (...Read full memory)

There are only a few things I remember about being billited to live with a lovely family Mr. & Mrs Hood and their two sons Trevor my age ( six) and Keith a couple of years older. Both the Hoods were artists . Their detached house was on Leatherhead Road. They were lovely people and I enjoyed the few months I (...Read full memory)

My Sunday School first took us all to Earlswood Lakes in 1949. I loved it there but it was way too cold to swim. We went again in 1952 and took a boat out on the lake, it was so cold but so much fun, my poor mother froze, and said she would never go again. My second son was born in 1970, we took him to the lake in 1971, he (...Read full memory)

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