Great Bookham, St Nicolas' Parish Church c.1955

Memories of Great Bookham


My family moved to Great Bookham in 1957, and were the first owners of 1 Allen Road, part of a small Close of bungalows built by New Ideal Homes of Epsom. The 1904 photograph shows the beautiful beech trees by the Leatherhead Road, and these were separated from our home by a service road running parallel. Sadly (...Read full memory)

I have just discovered this wonderful website today and oh what memories come flooding back. I was born in Lower Shott in 1954 and lived there until I was about 23. I remember these shops so well. Being sent by my mum to get some cheese, I think it was from Mr Absaloms, and bursting into tears because everyone (...Read full memory)

I remember this shop and several others in the High Street as my Aunt and Uncle ran the green grocers further down Peterbridges, and my other Aunt ran the dress shop down from the church. Absolem also had a shop at the top of Dawnay Road where I lived and my grandparents lived in Crabtree Lane from 1930 onwards Sue Rainer- Copland

This shop on the right, was first opened by my Dad's father, Henry Absalom, it was next door to a sweet shop his wife Ethel ran.  Ethel started a little shop from much further down the High Street during the 2nd World War when Henry came down from London to work as an armaments worker at the factory opposite the station - (...Read full memory)

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