As the summer rolls to a swift close, and September marks the beginning of back to work we here at Dakota are reflecting on how people used to enjoy summer in Weybridge and the surrounding area in years gone by.

This summer saw a heatwave obliging Brits to bask in glorious 30C Mediterranean Weather.

Magnificent weather has prompted Surrey Live to dig into the archives and create a gallery of images displaying the joy of summers past.

Images spanning four decades from 1944 to 1973 depicting everything from innocent child’s play to rows of cars parked on the river bank.


A bank holiday weekend, June 1960 on the banks of the River Thames, Runnymede. (Image: Mirrorpix)

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Before the days of the “legs on holiday” selfie. (Image: Mirrorpix)

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Another weekend river scene at Chertsey July 1955. (Image: Daily Herald)

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Feeding Swans and Cygnets, Goldaming 1944. (Image: Mirrorpix)


Box Hill 1952. (Image: Daily Mirror)

The Downes at Epsome

Egg and spoon race day out on the Downs at Epsom, August 1973. (Image: Daily Mirror)

We at Dakota love to reflect on the history of Weybridge and Surrey where our offices are homed. Dakota is a new Grade A office building prominently positioned at the entrance to the internationally renowned Brooklands, which is rich in history and now offers a modern business environment.

To take a look at our unrivalled office space in the heart of Weybridge, give us a call or come and take a look at the building for yourself with our recently opened marketing suite able to guide you wherever you wish.