Merrow, Epsom Road 1936

Memories of Merrow


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 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)

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)

My father owned and operated the tobacconist and confectioners in this parade of shops from 1954 for many years. He was a blinded WWII serviceman trained by St Dunstans. The lower row of 3 white shops to the right of this photo I believe was originally 'Tea Rooms'. Another was an ironmongers, I forget the middle one. They have been demolished recently for ? flats?

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