Merrow, Merrow Street c.1955

Memories of Merrow


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)

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 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.

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

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