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Banstead Village

Banstead multi-view, 1916
The Banstead Image Library
Banstead multi-view, 1916

A Real Photo sepia multi-view postcard of Banstead, postmarked 28 July 1916 – complete with stylised etchings of wheat sheaves, windmill and scythes.

Views show All Saints Church, Banstead Station and the Well, but I'm not sure about the other two.

The message in pencil on the reverse is from 'Yewlands, Banstead' and reads, “Dear A, I have forgotten your address so am sending this to London. Hope you got down alright [sic]. We have quite settled in here. Had a card from Gordon & Ethel at Weston let me know how you are getting on. Love from [illegible]
Picture added on 26 March 2019 at 09:51
Top row, far right looks like Parker's Corner, that is Sutton Lane looking towards the High Street and the spot where the War Memorial came to be placed after WW1.
Added by Wendy on 26 March 2019
Peter, topmost image shows the horse trough outside no. 19 Garratts Lane. The water pump was removed for refurbishment I believe but reinstalled at the left hand end of the trough instead of the middle. It is still there today and can be seen on Google maps quite clearly.

Wendy also says that the building that can be seen is the house where Parker's butcher's shop was on the ground floor. The actual slaughter house building was in the back yard of this house, a little bit further into Sutton Lane. On the outside of it nearest the lane were many different posters such as "Dig for Victory".

Park Road can be seen off to the left at the top of the picture. At that time, traffic (such as it was) was two-way around the small island, whereas now there is a roundabout close to, but not exactly on the same spot.
Added by Lewis Wood on 27 March 2019
Wendy and Lewis, thank you very much. I remember the horse trough in Garratts Lane from when I was a boy in the 1950s - I passed it daily on my way from Diceland Road (where I lived) to the Village.
Added by Peter Denton on 29 March 2019
The centre bottom photo is Banstead Station. The Downs were open grassland then as they were up to the middle 1960's. Sadly all that chalk grassland has now been lost to trees and golf course.
Added by Michael Funnell on 18 May 2019
Thank you, Michael. I remember from my childhood in the 1950s that opposite Banstead Station was a short track that led to the 3rd Banstead Scout Troop's hut... and a rifle range (the two were not connected, although adjacent!)
Added by Peter Denton on 31 May 2019
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