Egham, High Street c.1955

Memories of Egham


My granddad, Ron Beeson, was the manager of David Greig shop in Egham High Street from around 1956 until he died. My grandparents, Dad and uncle lived above the shop and my parents met when my mum went to work there. I spent a lot of time at the shop and flat when I was very young and they are some of my earliest memories. (...Read full memory)

I grew up in collyhurst flats 16 winterton road my mam was olive lyons my dad was george lyons I went to st james school then to st oswalds then to the albert memorial I had 2 brothers george stephen lovely memories of whit monday where we always walked dressed in our best dresses mams and dads in the pubs every one knew everyone such happy times

I was born at home, like most babies those days, in Sept 1945 at 8 Hummer Road next door to Mr Heather's wood sawing yard with all the rats that it contained in the stored wood. My grandfather/mother lived in Park Road and he was a blacksmith who was supposed to have made the main gates at Royal Holloway University (...Read full memory)

I was born in 1960 in Delham Ave and grew up at 1 the Crescent with my two brothers and sister. My father, Ronald Wykes, took the steam train to Waterloo each day as he was a banker in the city. After he retired he took up a strong interest in local history by chairing the Egham Historical Society. Egham station, had a (...Read full memory)

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