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In former times the village blacksmith was an important member of the community. Horses were the main form of motive power for both transport and agriculture, and the skill of the blacksmith in keeping horses well shod and farm implements in good repair was vital to the local economy. The blacksmith’s workshop, along with the (...Read full memory)

I remember these shops well as my family moved into the 'new' council houses in 1952 when Bushy Hill estate was still being developed. From the left, the bright red letterbox which was always regularly painted, then the first shop was a confectioners - maybe also a newsagent/tobacconist - and also a small post office counter (...Read full memory)

Where local people were invited to watch the film of Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953. There wasn't a screen, just curtains which moved about a bit. The Hall was used for the Tenant's Association's children's Christmas parties and we all sported paper 'crowns' donated by Cow and Gate - I've still got my picture! (...Read full memory)

I remember this well as I started here in 1953. It was in Merrow Street (on the site of the new school) had a solid flint fascia and the main curved archway at the front of the school which boasted 'the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom'. This was almost scary on the first day at school! At the front (...Read full memory)

I remember the village hall at Merrow. I would have been seven; we lived in Merrow St, No.1 Alma Cottages opposite Great Goodwin Farm from 1945 to 1956. Dad used to take us, my two brothers and sister to the hall on Sundays where we had to stay outside in the garden and we would have lemomade and play. Great memories of my (...Read full memory)

I have some fond memories of this place, how I used to love queuing for jumble sales with my nan or auntie Joyce, and of going in the working mans club and having a bag of crisps and a drink, and the best one is it is where I had my wedding reception in 1971, where have the years gone?

I went to this school from 1950 to 1955. It used to back onto Great Goodwin Farm. I lived just down Merrow Street opposite the farm. My step father worked on the farm.

Yes I can also remember Mr Cookson, his shop used to be open on a Sunday afternoon (very rare thing those days) and I can remember going there for our Sunday treats chocolate peanuts for my dad and 3d worth of sweets for each of us girls, oh they were the days.

I was a live-in carer on a working holiday with an agency in Guildford. Where the lady is walking, is a beautiful estate of apartments in which I worked. They are in the grounds of this estate in which sits an historic manor house / school / hospice during the war? Really lovely. Merrow was a sweet town. To the right is a little (...Read full memory)

Second house from front was my mum's family home and I lived there for years. On the left, a little further along was, and probably still is, the convent/school. I think the row of houses was called Woodbine Villas. Chris