Weybridge Memories

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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.

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)

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)

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)

'Woolworths' facia remained above their High Street premises throughout the Second World War with a 'Closed for the Duration' notice affixed to the boarded up windows. My mother regularly took me to the Kingston-on-Thames branch though so I, like most of the inhabitants of Weybridge, eagerly anticipated the (...Read full memory)

My mum and dad owned York House Cafe and shop which was situated just a few yards to the right of where this picture was taken from. I have many happy memories of growing up in Weybridge. (I would have been 9 when this picture was taken) I originally went to St. James school, just off Baker Street but moved to Wallop (...Read full memory)

This is taken from where Penfolds boathouse was later built. I used to help out at weekends and school holidays. Sid Penfold would slip me a pound or two for helping hire out the punts and skiffs.

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)

I grew up in Radnor Road where the small off-shoot of the Wey ran past our garden, we could see the back of the mill from the bottom of the garden. I remember one night after we had gone to bed when I was about 10'ish, in the late 1950s early 1960s, my parents waking my brother and me up and taking us to this footpath (...Read full memory)

I was born here in Feb 1947, in the corner bungalow (shown here in the photo as a house) and lived with my parents and my older brother until the summer of 1964 when I left school and moved away to start work. I remember playing in the front garden and climbing onto the smaller (...Read full memory)