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I lived at Monument Green, Weybridge until 1948. During that time Eyot House was occupied by Lord and Lady May (of Bryant and May Matches). There was no bridge in those days, you had to ring a bell and a man brought a boat over to collect visitors. We used to go late at night to watch all the "posh" people arriving to house (...Read full memory)
I remember seeing John Lennon and some of the other Beatles coming to pick up Julian Lennon from school. I was at Heath House School from 1961 until 1965, I'd love to catch up with some of the people that I was at school with then, or even see some pictures of Heath House, I remember the old 1920's cars that we were allowed to play in, and the old swimming pool, which seemed so big then.
My mother, sister Valerie and I lived here for a while in the early '60s. It was divided into flats at the time and was incredibly creepy. There was no bridge at that time and although we had a ferryman during the day, we had to row ourselves across to the towpath when we wanted to go out at weekends or after (...Read full memory)
I had a boy in my class at school who lived in this house. It always seemed very mysterious to me. Leslie Hoy, I wonder where you are now. We also used to swim regularly at the New Bridge a couple of hundred yards up from Eyot House. I remember the island the house is built on had a bridge connecting it to the tow path. It had a gate and you had to have a key to gain access to Eyot House.
I was born in 1934 at Weybridge in Surrey, close to where the River Wey joins the Thames, thus offering the dual attraction of open countryside and water - a totally irresistible combination to young boys set free from the heavy-handed restraining influence of fathers by the advent of the Second World (...Read full memory)
My Grandmother lived at Hanger Hill House immediately prior to the Second World War. She worked as a housekeeper for a family with connections to the oil industry. I believe she lived in the Surrey area for most of her life but after the war did not reside at Hanger Hill House. Would anyone have records of the area from the (...Read full memory)
Sad to say my last sight of this'green' was in 1981, from the 'new' units, gracious by modern standards, addressed as Baker St., but having this exact view from from the quite elegant sitting rooms. A dear friend and 'almost m-in-law' retired there from Laleham at that time. I had moved overseas but still being (...Read full memory)
Some years ago I gave my mother a book of Old Weybridge photos for Mothering Sunday as this is where she was brought up. Imagine her surprise, on seeing this picture of Queens Road in Weybridge, to realise that the two people on the far right were her mother and younger sister, Edith & Lesley Johnson. She recognised (...Read full memory)
I was head boy of St. Michael's and all Angels Church Choir between 1956 and 1960. We were a very good choir and did sing in Guildford Cathedral at a gathering of several parish choirs in the cathedral during this period. I enjoyed my time as a choir boy and living in Weybridge at this time. It was a very happy time in my (...Read full memory)
This is part of the interior of the The High Pine Club. The photograph is looking across the sprung wooden dance floor. My parents spent many a happy time there up until the night that it burnt down. To the right of the photograph is the resturant. The High Pine Club was situated down High Pine Close in Weybridge. It (...Read full memory)