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Ivan Gerdes-Hansen in Banstead village
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Ivan Gerdes-Hansen in Banstead village

Ivan Gerdes-Hansen in Banstead village 1933/1934
Ivan worked at Hengest Farm.
Picture added on 09 February 2016 at 20:13
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Can we all concentrate on suggesting where in Banstead this location might be?
Added by Mike Shackel on 19 February 2016
Could this picture be, Beckenshaw Gardens. Banstead.
I found a Diary of my mother's which stated we lived there short term , after I was born while the bungalow was being refurbished at Hengest Farm.
Cynthia GH
Hengest Farm

Note from LNW - that is in Woodmansterne. Based on the topography,my guess would be somewhere along Holly Lane
Added by Cynthia of Hengest Farm on 27 February 2016
As regards Photo 464
I now find my parents lived for a short time at Northview
High st Banstead.
Hope this is of help establishing were photo was taken
Cynthia GH
Added by Cynthia Hayman on 28 February 2016
Could this be Park Downs in the background?
Added by Pam Turner on 02 April 2016
My brother Noel, remembers that milk was delivered from there to us in Croydon Lane in the 1930s. He remembers the pony and milk-float and that he cadged a ride up Croydon Lane on the float on his way to school. He also remembers the farmer had two lovely daughters with long blond plaits whom he admired.

Added by Wendy Henningsson on 21 January 2017
Could this be where Park Farm depot was in Holly lane?

Reply from LNW: I don't know Pam but I know a man who might - watch this space . . .
Added by Pam turner on 21 January 2017
We are looking for somewhere in the district that has a high-rising bank of vegetation very close to buildings. The extension to the chimney in the background suggests that it is there to deflect air which is 'bouncing' off the steep bank. I don't think Park Downs was quite so close to habitation. Thinking on!
Anonymous comment added on 21 January 2017
The electricy pole on the hill any help ?
Added by Pam turner on 22 January 2017
Photograph 57 in the collection shows Park Farm in the 1950s – probably not much different from the 1930s. I can't see an angle that might produce a view like this (no 464). The high bank is almost like a railway embankment or a raised road. It is a puzzle!
Added by Mike Shackel on 22 January 2017
This is a response to my enquiry sent to the Woodchips Conservation Volunteers who do considerable work in the Chistead area and are very familiar with the immediate area around Park farm:

Sorry, neither I, nor my colleague Andy, find anything to recognise in the photo. The slope in the background is very much steeper than the gentle incline of Park Down, and Andy suggests that the low wall between the road and the house appears to be built of limestone blocks that are not native to this part of the country. We're both fairly certain that the photo was not taken at Park Farm.


Added by LNW on 23 January 2017
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