Photographs of Shere - Past and Present - 1950 to 1999

Please send or contact me if you have any old photographs of Shere

The following photo's, Copyright remains with the photographer, all rights reserved.

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Past Photographs in chronological date order (1950-1999):

1950s

photo copyright: David Rose - Vintage Images

St Catherine's Village website

Middle Street, Shere - Surrey

1950's - Shere village, Surrey

Location: Middle Street

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photo copyright: David Rose - Vintage Images

St Catherine's Village website

 

The Square

View this and other photo's from Shere

1950s

Postcard of Middle Street, Shere

1955

This photo is a link from the BBC website

1956

Unsure to the date of this shot towards Middle Street

UPDATE

The above photo has now been dated, thanks to Sheila:

Dear Tristan
I was browsing your excellent website and came across this photo, and it says the year is not known.  I thought you might be interested to know that the lad on the bike is Brian Killick of Church Lane, Shere. The schoolgirl may be one of his sisters, Doreen or Jennifer.

It would be about 1956/1957.  Brian cycled with my brothers, Richard and Colin Foord.  We lived at Virginia Cottage in Church Lane.
The Foord family left the village in 1981, and the Killicks did around the same time.
Best Wishes
Sheila Watts

© copyright photo - VIEW OTHER PHOTOS from SHERE

Late 1950's

 

Building of the Shere bypass - photo copyright: David Rose - Vintage Images

St Catherine's Village website

The Shere bypass was opened in 1960

1957

Photo of Shere, the Village c1960, ref. S114035
Shere, THE SQUARE - One of the last photo's showing the remaining
Elm
tree. Three years later, a single oak was planted in its place.
I can just make out 'Family Grocers' above the shop (Now Shere Shop).

photo ©Doveson2002, all rights reserved - Thanks Phil

 

View from the bridge - Looking towards Shere Lane.

photo ©Doveson2002, all rights reserved - Thanks Phil

1960

Photo of Shere, the Village c1960, ref. S114035
Looking down Middle Street
Note how the building on the right is single frontage (above fluerie flower shop)
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.  

 

VIEW ALL 122 photo's from the Francis Frifth Collection

 

 

Gomshall Lane - The Village Hall is shilded by overgrown trees on the right. The BT red telephone box has since been moved backwards, away from the road (allowing access to Wellers Court and Forrest Place)

1960

Taken from The Country Life Picture Book of Surrey published in 1960

1960

Removing the remaining Ancient Elm from The Square

see 1957 photo above to view the remaining elm from Lower Street

DETAILED VIEW     OLD VEHICLE

 

1960 - Work completed - A single Oak Tree would be planted as a replacement.

DETAILED VIEW

1962 - Fair in the Square

Shere, Fair in the Square
The remaining ancient Elm tree had recently been removed two years earlier - a single Oak was planted in the space - Thie 'raised' photograph may have been taken from an upstairs window (possibly the Rookery Nook?)

DETAILED VIEW

Visit the Shere Aerial Photo page for more views

1963 - Vine Cottage

Shere, Vine Cottage
April 1963

DETAILED VIEW

photo ©SurreyWanderer , all rights reserved - Thanks Simon

1964

Finally tracked down the elusive petrol station photos

See larger VIEW

If anyione has any photos of the Garage / pumps, please contact me.

1965

Photos taken from 'The Earth Starts Screaming' film set in 1965

Looking out from the White Horse through the square towards the Church

 

Looking left towards Middle Street and right towards the church

1967

Snow in the Square - 10th December 1967

1970s

Interesting to see the RED WATNEYS barrel above the White Horse Sign - The White Horse was refurbished in November 2011

Lavender House is painted cream - Now its dark Green (2011

1972

Gomshall Lane - Opposite Shere School

Tony McCann Coaches CFV 851
Bedford OB / Duple, new to Seagull Coaches, Blackpool

© Photo by Keith Newton, posted with permission - thanks to Michael Wadman

1977

Middle Street bridge - Fedding the ducks

The above photo's were sent all the way from Melbourne, Australia. Taken in Shere during a holiday exactly 40 years ago, many thanks to Ruth Brand. Ruth plans to make the journey and return to our village this summer.

 

The Mill House, Shere - Can anyone help locate this building?
UPDATE:

Mystery solved - High House

High House in 1977 High House today, 2017


The mystery of the 1977 'Mill House' photo posted last week has been solved! The property is in fact, High House.
(click on the photo's aboveto view more detail).

High House (circa 1630), behind St James church, has been part of the Bray estate for hundreds of years. It was lived in by the Booth family from the 1920s to the 1970s.  Molly Booth then moved to Orchard Cottage, where she lived until her death at the age of 96 in 1996.

Many thanks to Ed and Jonathan Booth for the valuable update

16th January 2017

 

St. James' Church

© Ruth Brand - above three photo's

1983

Tillingbourne Bridge - 3 white ducks

1983

The White Horse Pub

1983

The Square

1980s

Jean Watson in her beautiful garden behind the Tea Room (later becomes The Lucky Duck and now The Dabbling Duck)

A beautiful picture - The Tea Room gardens

Many thanks to Jean Watson for sharing the above two photo's with us.

Jean then bought and ran Asters Tea Room (see photo's below), also in Middle Street and now owns 'Shere Antiques' in the 'The Old Bakehouse', Middle Street.

1980s

Asters Tea Shop - Antiques and Gifts

Asters with its pretty flowers and hanging baskets

Open for Cream Teas

Stalls set up in front of the shops

Many thanks to Jean Watson for sharing the above four photo's with us.

Jean previously owned the tea shop in Middle Street and now owns 'Shere Antiques' in the 'The Old Bakehouse', Middle Street.

 

Asters Antique Centre + Post Office
Thanks to Jeff for sending this in - © J.Dunn

1992 - Shere - Upper/Middle Street

Shere, Old Cottage
At the top of the village's High street, Upper Street/Middle Street

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Clare

1992 - Shere - Upper/Middle Street

Shere, Old Cottage
At the top of the village's High street, this old cottage housed an antiques centre. It has since been a restaurant catering for some of the many visitors to this popular Surrey village. Note the sign warning motorists of overhanging buildings.

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Colin Smith

1996 - June - Shere Village

June 1996 - Manor Cottage view from Gomshall Lane

 

June 1996 - Middle Street
Walt and his family visit Shere in the Summer of 1996. Looking closer, you can see the awning over the Newsagents (far right of the photo below a red sign)

 

June 1996 - Close up of the Coffee Shop entrance between to Tyme Kitchens - now the Old Sandwich Shoppe (2016) and the Co-op (Forrest Stores)

June 1996 - Bodryn and Forge Cottage

 

June 1996 - One of the rare views of Middle Street Garage, before Beaufield Mews was converted in 1999/2000. Where the old recessed Petrol Pump was housed (scroll up to 1964 above) , is the garage shop window - click on the photo for a detailed view.

June 1996 - Prince of Wales (Now the William Bray) - Slight glimpse of the Old Cottage (right hand side of the photo). Still searching for a photo of this - If anyone has a photo, please share.

June 1996 - Looking back the other way down Shere Lane towards the Prince of Wales...

...you can see the Pub Sign - The Prince of Wales

 

June 1996 - White Horse Pub

June 1996 - Interior of the White Horse - Walt and family in the bar area

All ten '1996 photos' above © Copyright Walter Etten - thanks Walt.

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Special Thanks...

...to Shere Museum for access and permission to publish some of the older photographs from their archives - Please visit and support the Village Museum on Gomshall Lane, Shere.