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The Sheepshearers Arms Burgh Heath
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The Sheepshearers Arms Burgh Heath

This pre WWI card of Burgh Heath shows a pub, the name of which appears to be The Sheepshearers Arms. Can anyone confirm that name?
Picture added on 02 November 2012 at 11:41
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Hello Tony
You are correct with the name of the pub.I remember that it stood on the green at Burgh Heath looking towards the Reigate Road. The pub's old sign post is still standing on the green to this day,it now just says "The Green Burgh Heath".


Added by Christine Kent on 04 November 2012
I am looking for a photo of Roberts stores in Burgh Heath
I have an enamel sign from said shop 'corn stores' circa 1940's to 50's
Would love to see it in situ.

Reply from LNW: Hello Simon, my personal collection is exclusively Banstead and I have many postcards published by Roberts. I will pass your request on to the Banstead History Centre as they do have a collection of Burgh Heath postcards.
Added by Simon Radestock on 01 November 2013
Hello Simon
There is a photo on the Francis Frith website which shows the side of the shop. The photo is listed as The Galleon 1955. You can see a large sign on the wall,could this be the one you are looking for?
Added by Christine Kent on 03 November 2013
There is also a photo of Roberts Stores on our photo archive, photo number 335. It also shows a sign.
Added by Christine Kent on 03 November 2013
The name of the cottages beside the Sheepshearers were called "Bealles Cottages. My Dad's family lived there from 1915 until they were demolished in 1964, when my Nan was rehoused on Ferries Way. Later Mitchells had some racing stables & a house built past the pub towards the common.

Added by John Port on 06 November 2013
Hello John I remember the House and stables, before it was demolished I remember going into the house after it was empty and if I remember correctly it had a small swimming pool in the garden. There was an elderly lady who lived in the cottage near the pond who would tell us off when she caught us playing anywhere near the house.
Added by Christine Kent on 07 November 2013
Yes it was the Sheepshearers arms. It was a beer only pub, no spirits. Re the elderly lady who had a tea garden
by the pond - could have been Mrs Stanley
Added by Colin Church on 10 February 2014
My Grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Brockway lived in one of those cottages from the 1920s until 1960.Does anyone remember her ?
Added by Nick Brockway on 09 September 2015
Although my Grandfather live at 6 Bealles Cottages, he would use the pub just across in the Reigate Rd, for some strange reason. I can only imagine in case my Nan wanted to find him. The only people I can remember apart from my Dad's were the Guys who were very nice kind people.
I can also remember the local scout group placing targets up towards where cricket was played and shooting arrows from their long bows.
I can't imagine it being done today. More innocent times or perhaps looking through rose tinted glasses.
Added by John Port on 10 September 2015
Hi Nick Brockway,I have found an entry on a Surrey Electoral Register that has an Elizabeth J Brockway in 1945 living at The Galleon, Brighton Road, Burgh Heath. As you may know the Galleon was an outdoor swimming pool. Do you think this entry relates to your Grandmother?
Added by Christine Kent on 10 September 2015
Hi Christine, Many thanks for your research and yes, that's my grandmother. She and her daughter Mary, stayed at The Galleon during the war years. Her address was No.2, Bealles Cottages, and somewhere I have a photo of her with some neighbours. I'll send it asap.
Added by Nick Brockway on 10 September 2015
On sunny Sunday evenings my parents would walk across Burgh Heath to the Sheepshearers, my sister and I would sit at the wooden table outside with our glass of orange juice and packet of crisps (with the twist of salt). I remember dad bought his seed potatoes, beans, peas etc. for his allotment from the Cornstores, I used to love going with him as the shop was fascinating. A couple of doors along was a barber's shop and my young brother was taken there for his first haircut. They placed a wooden seat across the arms of the chair for him to sit on. He was bribed with sweets not to wriggle, but to no avail, I'm amazed the barber didn't take his ears off!
Added by Vivianne Moore (nee Bone) on 12 October 2016
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