Fetcham, Ford, Old Mill Bridge 1904

Memories of Fetcham


I Iived in the Children's Home Cannon Court from 1954 until 1960. They were great years. I attended Fetcham School and St Domonic Salvo Collage at Leatherhead. I spent a lot of time at the Splash and walked the cinder track past the pig farm to Leatherhead daily (after I left primary school). I met my first love Diana whilst at (...Read full memory)

My name is David McIntosh I was born in Warrene Road, Fetcham in 1937 I lived there and later in Lodge Road until 1959, before I emigrated to Adelaide Australia Like all others the Splash was often our playground. I played football at the Rec for the Sports and Social Club I am writing some memoirs for the (...Read full memory)

I also remember the 'Splash'. We were told that some time in the past a Queen had crossed here with her ladies-in-waiting and that one of them had fallen in? Well, it's a good story. As a very horrible little boy, we used to catch minows in the pool, and then drag them across from one side of the river to the other, (...Read full memory)

My family, the Whitehouses, moved to Mole Road, Fetcham c1956 and as children my sister and our friends spent many happy hours playing 'down the river'. I remember the rickety bridge, frequently with more than one plank missing, swimming, and riding bareback through (sometimes jumping) The Splash to the blacksmith (...Read full memory)

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