The Green Room Kittens! - a Memory of West Byfleet.

My Mum and Dad used to take my sister and I to ‘The Green Room’ tea shop too, usually on a Saturday morning. We used to enjoy a large homemade shortbread biscuit! I remember the animal charity box at the door too, it was of 3 kittens!! Also the sisters who ran the shop. There were always postcards in the window for kittens for sale, and being a lover of cats I eventually persuaded my mum and dad to let us have one, when we lost our hamster! We went through the back and upstairs to where the kittens were one day, and i had the choice of a white and black kitten or grey and white! We chose the grey and white and called him Smokey! We went to visit him often and brought him home when he was 8 weeks old. Adored him for years until he died. Another memory I have is going on the bus along the Old Woking Road with my mum to shop in West Byfleet. I used to look out for the black silhouette house sign hanging on a tall pine tree called “Milestones’, and it had also had the silhouette of Dick Whittington and his cat on it!! We lived in Pyrford and I used to go to Pyrford Primary and then West Byfleet Secondary School, so lots of memories of the area.


A memory shared by Margaret Jones on Mar 6th, 2021. Send Margaret Jones a message

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