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Memories of Fetcham, Ford on the River Mole 1928

In the 1950's I used to ride my pony from the Leatherhead Road in Gt. Bookham through Fetcham to Leatherhead to get to the blacksmiths.  The blackmsiths was a proper big old forge at Prewetts Dairy off Randals Road. I used to have to lead my pony over this rickety little bridge. It had wobbly planks and there was (...Read full memory)

I remember the rickety bridge over the River Mole here, when I was very small my mother used to take me over it to eat sandwiches by the 'splash' and go for a paddle. The bridge was really scary with wobbly planks and I was afraid of falling through where the missing one was. When I was (...Read full memory)

At this time I lived in Bookam and worked at The Central Electricity Research Laboratories in Leatherhead. I cycled over this bridge on my "off road" route to and fro work. Happy days! I remember the dairy but not the blacksmiths that others mention.

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)

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