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Banstead Village

John Sweetman mans the BHRG stall.
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John Sweetman mans the BHRG stall.

John Sweetman, author of the History of Banstead mans the Banstead History Research Group stall at the 2008 Banstead Countryside Day. In the foreground is a compilation of photographs of some of the men listed on the War Memorial. On the table are the Group's local history publications and in the background is a display on Tattenham Corner.
Picture added on 18 October 2009 at 20:41
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John Sweetman use to live in Garretts Lane and used to play cricket for Burgh Heath CC. I think he was a Treasury Solicitor or other senior Civil Servant.

Note from LNW: Indeed he did. His knowledge of Banstead was outstanding and he is much missed by our Group.
Added by Tony F. Collinon, O.B.E. on 22 February 2017
LNW. Thanks. I have lived in Banstead since 1935, went to the Junior School and later Sutton County School. Played Cricket for Banstead and remember quit a lot about the village and its characters.
If I can help in any way please do let me know. TFC.

Reply from LNW: Thanks Tony. I run this website on behalf of the Banstead History Research Group and we are always keen to find people with local knowledge. If you joined the group (for the sum of £10 p.a,) I am sure you could contribute to our discussions/enquiries/publications. We meet ten times a year and I can assure you that you will not be the oldest member, assuming you were born in 1935! I would not be at all surprised if you already know one or two of our members.
Added by Tony F. Collinon, O.B.E. on 01 March 2017
DOB 1931!!
Reply from LNW: That gets you closer!
Added by Tony F. Collinson on 03 March 2017
My older sister and I went to primary school with John's younger sisters.
Added by Fiona Maxwell-Stewart on 21 November 2018
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