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CATERHAM - 18th January 1892 - the Misses Catherine and Winifred Pye opened their Eothen School in Caterham, with eight pupils.
Th pic shows the school some years later in 1915.
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SANDERSTEAD - in All Saints' Church you will see the memorial to Henrietta Smith, widow of Oswald Smith of Selsdon Park. She was born in January 1805 and when she died at the age of 86 the memorial records that she left 111 direct living descendants. That was quite an achievement. ...

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CATERHAM - 16th January 1941 - '19.50-20.00: Gasmask practice for Report Centre staff.
20.55: C Division HQ ask if Wardens should sound whistles in event of IB Attack (I.e. Incendiary bomb). 'Reply in Negative.
21.00: clock corrected. BBC news - Wardens to use whistles, in London Civil Defence Region, to give warnings of IB.'
(Red to White Log Book of Cat.& Warl.UDC Report & Control Centre)
The pic shows the Control Centre staff in 1940 in the basement of the Soper Hall.
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WARLINGHAM - 15th January 1895 - the 'quarterly' tea and entertainment in connection with the Band of Hope took place at the Mission Room. Though it usually is only held once a year, it is called quarterly because it is so in intention at least. (Warl&Chel.Par.Magazine')
The Mission Room Is/was in the Almshouses, seen here in a fairly recent pic.
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CATERHAM - 14th January 1936 - the Caterham literary Society Lantern Lecture was 'The Blue Danube: Black Forest to Black Sea on a Bicycle' by Bernard Newman Esq. the talk described 'a lone journey across 7 countries; strange pictures of unknown Europe. Adventures with gypsies, wolves, vampires and - the Rumanian Police'.
The society met at the popular drill hall - In its prime it was the most popular public building in Caterham. The pic was taken some years before 2015 when it was demolished.
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