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Memories of Walton-on-Thames

I lived in Wilton Lodge as a child with my family from 1960 to March in 1962. The year of the fantastically cold and snowy winter. The house was still in one piece although inside it had been turned into a few flats. Our flat was up one flight of stairs and the sitting room windows faced the enormous back (...Read full memory)

I have particularly fond memories of George Cansdale opening the pet shop in New Zealand Avenue in the early 1950s. It made the front page in the Surrey Herald and featured a picture of George with me. My parents purchased a copy of the photograph, but over the last 60 years or so I've managed to lose (...Read full memory)

This picture was taken from the front of the Civil Defence Corps HQ in New Zealand Avenue. I was a member of the Corps until it was disbanded in March 1968.

I spent my childhood in Walton to the age of 20 when I got married. I have so many happy memories that I have written my biography up to the age of 15, describing so many of the things I did with friends and the places in Walton that were relevant. One of the strangest activities was following fire engines (...Read full memory)

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