West Byfleet Tea Room - a Memory of West Byfleet.
There tea room had a slot charity animal in the door way outside, our grandmother used to give us small change to post in it. The coins made a satisfactory clunk as they reached the bottom, or so it seemed when I was young.
For special treat inside Nan would order a cake stand with a selection of cakes, sandwiches and flapjacks ( my absolute favourite, being chewy and hard) One was only sposed to eat what one wanted but we always managed to scoff the lot. Must have cost Nan a lot because you paid for what you ate, and we often topped up.
There were two ladies, sisters, and I also believe their mother used to make cakes in the back room. There was always a cat or two wandering around. The sisters lived in a big house in Madeira road.
My Nan lived in Woodham park Road and we used to walk to Westbyfleet by cutting through a footpath by the school, and across the canal. We took a shopping trolley on wheels with us for this expedition.
After eating such an enormous tea, we often had bad indigestion during the night which involved Nan ringing Dr Crickmay , and the poor man coming out in the small hours to administer his potions.
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