Chertsey, The Lock 1949

Memories of Chertsey


This picture is of the pond near the junction of Pound Pond Road and Abbey Road in Chertsey. As a child I would walk pass this area on my way to school, but the 'pond' was more like a muddy ditch!!

This was St Thomas's RC secondary school when I attended between 1957 and 1962. We had some fun and didn't learn much. More memories from past pupils are on the Friends Reunited website.

The town hall on the left was Chertsey Library in 1954 and I have many happy memories of hours of discovery in the reference section, while my mother was looking for novels. This ultimately led to my love of science and a career in engineering. We always used to go up the spiral staircase on the left (...Read full memory)

The picture of is the new Stepgates Girls School, opened in September 1908. Very little had changed between 1908 and 1960, the road had been given a smoother surface and railings placed in front of the gate.

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