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Banstead Village

Banstead High Street opposite the church
The Banstead Image Library
Banstead High Street opposite the church

The image is part of a postcard which was posted in 1958
the shops shown are:
Burgh Heath Corn stores!
F. G Hawkins
H Hibberd

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Picture added on 01 May 2014 at 14:56
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In a phone book dated 1957 MADGE is listed as being 67 High Street Banstead (Ladies Costumiers)

note from LNW: That makes sense as Hawkins, the shop past the clock, I believe is now MARK ONE PETS and that is number 69.
Added by Christine Kent on 01 May 2014
This is before alternate side on alternate days parking was introduced. I think the vehicles are Austin Somerset, Standard Vanguard, Austin K2 lorry and Morris van. The garage was French and Foxwell, but I think it had changed hands to Rose, but memory may be playing up! I thought F&F sold National Benzole, but it's clearly changed to Esso. I think Hearn's, the butchers, is along there somewhere and the last shop next to the garage was or became Lancefield's.
Added by Michael Funnell on 01 May 2014
Found Hibberds Radio at 71 High Street Banstead in 1953
Added by Christine Kent on 01 May 2014
It's interesting that the shop sign says Burgh Heath Corn Stores, but others and I have referred to it as Banstead Corn Stores and that's how I knew it. There was, of course, Burgh Heath Corn Stores at Burgh Heath next door to the barbers on the A241 close to where it met the A240 Brighton Road.
Added by Michael Funnell on 02 May 2014
I have enjoyed reading everyones' memories of Banstead. It was good to be reminded of many shop names, forgotten, but remembered again!! One person in Banstead I particularly remember is Geoff Pushman who had a sweet shop in Shrubland Road at the botton of Ferndale Road, where I lived until marrying in 1963. Geoff was a great character and produced many pantomimes etc in the Institute when we were children. Does no-one remember him??? I particularly remember him as Widow Twankey!!!

Note from LNW: Hello Pat, thanks for your contribution. You seem to have spotted a rather large hole in our people's section on the BHRG website as there is nothing about Geoff despite his great contribution to Banstead. I guess we have concentrated more on historical figures. We do however have many of his SPOTLIGHT magazines and also at least two books about his memories/plays etc so he is not forgotten. I will try and put up a photo of him on this site and see what contributions we get - I am sure there would be many.
Added by Pat Newell nee Bromley on 18 September 2014
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The boys meet the bobbiesThe Drive Banstead (View of London)Aberdour School Scout TroopAberdour School Scout GroupBanstead Boys Cricket TeamBanstead Hall prize cupsPicquets Way prefects, 1958School outingForm 4B, Picquets Way Boys School, 1958-59Story telling at Henley Fort - 1957