Banstead, The Victoria Hotel c.1960

Memories of Banstead


I was at the school from 1929/1939. My name is Stanley Thomas, I would like to be in touch with anyone who was there at the same time. When the Second World War broke out we were evacuated to Reigate, Surrey. I remember Reginald Boulton, David Seeley, William Lee, Cyril Seeley. If any of you are (...Read full memory)

I too remember the book shop. It was actually called the Ibis Library and was owned by Martin Gough. He sold a selection of records as well as books and if you wished to listen to some music before buying a record, as was then the custom, Martin had made a makeshift 'listening booth' which was actually under the (...Read full memory)

My Great Uncle Reg was committed and sent to Banstead Asylum in 1920. I don't know how long he was there, but it may have only been for a few years. I believe the cause of his problems were as a result of being gassed in France during WW1. I shall go to to the LMA for any detail they may have, but if anyone can (...Read full memory)

Note in this photo that the war memorial has been moved back and the wall lowered. Flats have been built on the Banstead house site. You could always see the green houses over the high wall from the top of the 164a bus. The corner shop, which I think used to be a bakery (top left) has gone and the road widened. The (...Read full memory)

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