Nostalgic memories of Oxted's local history

Share your own memories of Oxted and read what others have said

For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.


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I used to have shorthand lessons with Miss Robinson ( I think I have the name right it was a long time ago) she lived with her sister in a chocolate box cottage which backed onto the church yard. Both the sisters seemed elderly to me then I am now 63. I did enjoy my mornings with her she made the most delicious hot chocolate (...Read full memory)

In 1861, my great great grandmother was in service at Barrow Green Court as a nursery nurse. Her name was Mary Anne Scouse, aged seventeen. Between 1861 and 1871 my great great grandfather James Wood, was also working there as a footman. They worked for Charles Master and his family.

Has anyone any photos of Hollybush Farm, or any info on the Carman family that lived here during 1944 - 1958? Their names were Henrietta (known as Hatty) and Albert Carman. Photos of particular importance.

This is for my mum really, she new a waiter that worked in the Hoskins in 1954, his name was Nikos and he was from greece, he dissapeared, she asumed back to greece, my mum has since died but i know she would be pleased if i found him. If anyone has a memory of this man please get in touch. I was brought up in Oxted, went to (...Read full memory)

I was born in Springfield Road, Old Oxted in 1951.  I attended Beadles Lane School and Oxted County Secondary School.  I recall Old Oxted High Street when it was the main A25, before the by-pass, when the village shops consisted of Deans the shoe repairer, the post office that sold everything owned by Kath Cox, the butchers, (...Read full memory)