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WOLDINGHAM - 21st February 1933 - the three years old Shire stallion, Marden Waggoner, bred by Sir Bernard Greenwell Bart at Marden Park, won first prize on the first day of the Shire Horse Show at the Royal Agricultural Hall, Islington.
John Matthews used a pic of the event on the cover of his 'Book of Days', items from which have been used frequently on this page. The book can be found on the BS website and freely downloaded.
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KENLEY - Sir Jeremiah Colman (1859-1942), of mustard fame, lived at 'The Towers', Hayes lane from 1886-1888, when he moved to Gatton Park. He was chairman of J & J Colman Ltd, mustard manufacturers and High Sheriff of Surrey 1893-94. He was one of the best known growers of orchids in the world and president of Surrey County Cricket Club. ...

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COULSDON - 19th February 1784 - 'George Cooper buried. This child's throat was cut with a razor by old Dame Kerrill in a fit of lunacy on 4th Feb, 1784. (Coulsdon Parish register)
The Kerrill family was well-known locally for very many years but no further information has been found about this sad incident.
The undated pic is St John's church.
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18th February 1941 - at 18.30 - HRH the Duke of Gloucester and numerous staff officers 'attended a concert at Warlingham Hospital. It was a French Canadian Folklore Concert given by the soldiers of our unit with the help of English girls all dressed up in gay, colored French Canadian costumes.' (War Diary Royal 22e Regiment)
The undated pic shows the hospital.
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17th February 1912 - 'Primroses and chickweed In Flower. Hive bees abroad.' (Arthur Beadell's Nature Notes).
The primroses and chickweed aren't in full flower this year yet - but snowdrops and crocuses are abundant in St Mary's churchyard, Caterham, at the moment.
The pic shows primroses at their best in St Mary's in 2016 in March.
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