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


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)

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.

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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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