Merrow, The Institute 1927

Memories of Merrow


My nan and grandad lived down here, I can remember walking down here hundreds of times, sometimes with my mum and others with my auntie Joyce, I really loved her she used to give me tomato ketchup sandwiches, and my grandad's front garden was a cushion of forget-me-nots - we weren't allowed to walk on his grass. We would (...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)

We lived in the Paddock, Merrow opposite the shops in 1965 and I can always remember the kind, Mr Cookson (with sunglasses) running the sweet shop in the 1960's. I lived there until 1977.

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)

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