Addlestone 1939 - a Memory of Weybridge.

I was evacuated from Fulham south London in September 1939 along with my brother and sister.
my first school was Lincoln Court School in Green Lane Addlestone. We all thought Addlestone a beautiful place which it was after living in Fulham where there were very few open places to play,
Addlestone was heaven. My mother and father rented a house in Bourneside Road, second house
from the end over looking Cox's Lock Mill. We soon made friends, it was a new estate so everyone
was in the same boat. We would go fishing in the lake ( We had to watch out for the lock keeper and be ready to run) A stick for a rod and cotton for the line and a bent pin for the hook, we caught Gudgeon, Roach, and Bream and now and then a Perch. Really Balmy days. Our favourite swimming hole was
at Sandy Banks on the River Wey, Diving off a dilapidated bridge which was know as the Chinese bride. We took our lives in our hands getting there, our short cut was across the railway lines at the level crossing near Cox's Lock Mill. My next school was St Paul's Boys School in School Lane Addlestone, After the war we had a visit from Field Marshal Montgomery's car. all us kids were thrilled we had seen it many times on the news reels at the Plaza (The Flea Pit) which was demolished in the late 50s early 60s. (We are just about to get a new one 2016 ) I am now 81 and hope I have a few more years to enjoy Addlestone, it's been good to me.


A memory shared by donald.ramsey34 on Dec 18th, 2015.
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