A trip down memory lane in Heyshott for jubilee celebrations

Sisters Margaret Temple and Maureen Lakin prepare to board the 1950s Bedford bus which ran from Hesyhott 60 years ago with their mother Lilly Luff as bus conductress
Sisters Margaret Temple and Maureen Lakin prepare to board the 1950s Bedford bus which ran from Hesyhott 60 years ago with their mother Lilly Luff as bus conductress

FROM box brownie cameras, Singer sewing machines and ancient tellies to train sets and childrens’ books, it was a trip down memory lane to the l950s at Heyshott for the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

There was Perry Como on the record player in the church and butterfly cakes and jam tarts in the Cobden Hall for the three day celebration to mark the historic occasion.

The brainchild of Lydia Boxley, she and Linda Moreton set up the exhibition in the parish church with the help of Jane Moran and Sally Poulton while Penny Masterton masterminded the impressive flower arrangements.

There was a corner to remember the Festival of Britain, sport in Heyshott, medicine, furniture, toys and every aspect of village life and all the exhibits came courtesy of villagers who had lived in Heyshott since the l950s.

Across the road a l950s tea room was set up in the Cobden Hall.

While outside the old l951 Bedford Bus, a familiar sight 60 years ago was back offering rides.

Among the first to take a trip were sisters Maureen Lakin and Margaret Temple who were born and brought up in Heyshott and whose mother Lilly Luff was the bus conductress.