Weybridge, Portmore Gateway 1903

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Caption for Weybridge, Portmore Gateway 1903: The open expanse of Portmore Park lay near the River Wey; it is now entirely built over - it has been thus for almost a century. It was once the setting for Ham House, given by James II to Catherine Sadley, later Countess of Dorchester and Lady Portmore. The gates survive.

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Memories of Weybridge


'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 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 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)

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Caption for Weybridge, Portmore Gateway 1903: The open expanse of Portmore Park lay near the River Wey; it is now entirely built over - it has been thus for almost a century. It was once the setting for Ham House, given by James II to Catherine Sadley, later Countess of Dorchester and Lady Portmore. The gates survive.

An extract from Surrey.

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