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Banstead Village

By the Surrey Yeoman
The Banstead Image Library
By the Surrey Yeoman

This was taken in 1954 by a deceased woman from Sydney, Australia, whose photo album of her trip to the UK that year was found by me in a junk shop in Sydney. The photo is entitled "Rosemary and self, Burgh Heath".

This seems to have been taken at the back of Rosemary's Pub, "The Surrey Yoeman".
Picture added on 27 November 2011 at 12:40
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The Surrey Yeoman was run for some time by my Grandfather, Oscar Collier and then my Dad, Richard Collier. This is a picture of my Auntie Rosemary Myles -nee Collier (standing). My Dad was also known as Dick and the other children were Carol and Vera.
Added by Shaun Collier on 25 April 2014
I knew Dick during my army days in Malta, we became good friends and he taught me how to sail which made a huge difference to my time on that tiny island. Some years later I visited him at "The Surrey Yeoman" and met his family.
Added by Bill Hargreaves on 01 February 2016
It was amazing to finally find a picture of the pub that my grandfather (Oscar) had owned. My mum was Carol Thomas (née Collier). I did not know that Dick had also run it as my Nan never talked about her past life once she moved to Australia at the grand old age of 70. I was 2 when this photo of Aunt Rosemary was taken and mum didn't get back to her homeland till the mid 1980's for a visit.
Added by Patsy Burgess (née Thomas) on 27 February 2016
Buddy Johnson was found dead after drinking a bottle of Whisky. His mum worked there and he was nine years old.

This snippet of information was supplied to us by Richard E Gratton from Australia however we can find no record of this tragic event. Can anyone tell us more?
Added by Lewis N Wood on 13 June 2017
Buddy Johnson was my brother. He died in 1946 in Banstead hospital of meningitis when he was six years old . The information supplied by Richard E Gratton was incorrect
Added by Hazel Tingley on 20 February 2019
I have just found Buddy's death certificate . He died of meningitis in Cuddington isolation hospital in Cheam on the 29th of September in 1943 he was six years old.
Added by Hazel Tingley on 20 February 2019
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