Box Hill, On The Hill 1890

Memories of Box Hill


When I was 12 or 13 I used to go to Boxhill most days, during school holidays there would be lots of girls on holiday (mostly from London). The swimming pool and the Wimpy were good places to pickup said girls.. If asked about Boxhill - I ride a mountain bike over it now. I still refer to the Wimpy and swimming pool, glad to see I wasn't just dreaming.

I was watching the Ride London-Surrey Classic Road Cycle Road Race today and the pelaton rode up Box Hill bringing back a particular memory, so I decided to look up The Upper Farm Swimming Pool on-line and immediately saw this photograph. In 1961 myself and two friends from (...Read full memory)

From leaving Bookham I moved to Dorking where I worked for the same family at Dorking High Street, Earlswood Lakes and their Wimpy bar at Box Hill, it was good. I lived over the shop, the tobacconist, and I know and love Dorking.

I lived on Boxhill all my childhood - we lived in the swimming pool all summer - it was so good. I would love to get in contact with anybody who remembers it. I was Joanne Jackson then.

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