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On 18th April 1912 Arthur Beadell wrote 'Captured an adder as it was sunning itself by pinning its head down with a forked stick and, having previously made a slip knot in my handkerchief, I passed it over the reptile's tail, along its body to its head with my disengaged hand, tightened up the knot, and released stick. I kept it at least two months. Finally accidentally allowed it to escape. Ugh!'
The pic shows a young adder sunning itself at South Hawke, Woldingham, about 20 years ago.
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From the Whyteleafe & Warlingham News under the caption 'All Mon Con - 1944 Version'. A fleet of 16 flying bathrooms are touring bombed areas for the homeless.....carrying a supply of soap, towels and brushes. ...

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SOUTH GODSTONE - 17th April 1349 - A Writ of this date led 10 days later to an Inquiry at Lagham which found that 'After the Black Death the mill of the manor of Marden was out of repair and had brought in nothing that year, as all who used to come to grind were dead' (Calendar of Inquisitions)
The modern pic shows the oast houses at Lagham.
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TITSEY - 16th April 1941 - 'HE bomb landed near the top of Titsey Hill 835745 on rd Warlingham-Oxted at 2230 hrs demolishing an army lorry and killing seven Canadian soldiers. (War Diary 3rd Can.Inf.Brig.)
The recent pic shows the Botley Hill Farmhouse - the incident must have happened near here.
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MERSTHAM - 15th April 1819 - 'Sir Robert and Lady Sheffield arrived. It was their first visit and the bells were to ring but the church steeple was in such a ruinous state they expected it to fall if they rang'. (Diary of Mrs William Jolliffe of Merstham).
The pic of St Katherine's is a modern one.
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