Ashtead, The Street c.1960

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 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)

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)

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)

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