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Banstead Village

Suffragette at Burgh Heath
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Suffragette at Burgh Heath

The photo shows No.1 and No.2 Bealles Cottages, Burgh Heath, and my grandmother, Mrs.Elizabeth Brockway (centre), who lived at No.2. One of the other ladies is her neighbour, Mrs. Costello, and the other person I'm guessing is Mrs. Costello's sister. Elizabeth Brockway was a suffragette and a friend of Emmeline Pankhurst. The photo was taken in the late '40s.
Picture added on 21 December 2015 at 22:37
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I remember Mrs Costello, known to me as Nanny Doll, her daughter Doris Blunden, known as 'Dulcie' and her granddaughter Fay. Their cottage was two up and two down, with an outside lavatory. It never had electricity, just gas for the cooker and gas lighting, I remember staying a weekend whilst my parents were away and loving climbing up the stairs to bed, with a candle.

The stairs were hidden behind a door in the front room. I loved their cottage with the front door in the front room and an ally running at the back giving access to all the cottages and to the outhouse and back door. Our dogs used to visit them each night for a saucer of tea and a biscuit. We lived two minutes away from them in the Racing Stables, Heath House, with my grandparents pub the Sheepshearers Arms in between us.
Added by Lou McGhie - formerly Lindy Mitchell on 21 February 2017
Nicholas & Lou,
May I have permission to use your photo and comments in my Memory Facebook Group of Banstead and the surrounding areas
Kind Regards
Christine Barella (Davis)
Added by Christine Barella (Davis) on 11 January 2018
Yes of course.
Added by Lou McGhie on 14 January 2018
If you need any more information about life in Burgh Heath from 1950 to 1966 do ask. I loved that little village and the people who lived there.
Added by Lou McGhie on 19 January 2018
Yes Christine, you have my permission to use the photo.
Added by Nicholas Brockway on 14 June 2018
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