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Banstead Village

Eastern end of the High Street
The Banstead Image Library
Eastern end of the High Street

This image, taken from the junction of Park Road with the High Street and showing Sutton Lane to the right of the war memorial, was taken less than 60 years ago.

Note from LNW: For an image of the same location in 1905 (looking back from Sutton Lane) see picture #492.
Picture added on 13 July 2010 at 08:26
Comments:
We all remember this junction. The 164 buses always seemed to meet here and block the road up. The conductor had to leg it down the road to where the vehicle can be seen, to make sure there was nothing coming the other way! Behind the wall on the right was the gardens of The Well House which was demolished around 1964. Hodgesons dairy went at the same time, along with the horse drawn milk carts.
Added by Ray Foster on 26 September 2010
There was also a time clock fixed to the shop wall where the conductor had to 'clock-in' by putting his card into a slot and pulling a lever. It had been known for the clock hands to be altered for the operation and then returned to their proper place after!
Added by Mike Shackel on 12 October 2010
Hodges dairy, supplier of much local milk including the village school, delivered by horse and cart.
Added by Michael Funnell on 27 October 2014
Now you mention it I remember those clocks for bus crews. I don't remember that particular one although certain bus stops had them. They stood on four legged stand usually. I thought there was one at the bus stop by the bomb site just to the left of the picture, but there wouldn't be two close together.
Added by Michael Funnell on 27 October 2014
Yes of course, pre-V1 the clock was between the bus stop and the shops but I wouldn't be sure which side of Salisbury Road that it was.
Added by Mike Shackel on 29 October 2014
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