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20 hours ago

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CATERHAM - 21st January 1939 - The programme showing at the Capital Cinema was The Barretts of Wimpole Street starring Norma Shearer, Charles Laughton and Frederick March, plus Walter Orland In Charlie Chan in Shanghai.
The cinema was the Capital until 1955, then it became the Florida and closed in 1960.
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2 days ago

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CATERHAM - 19th January 1871 - PC Brooksbank, on accidentally hearing that John Stewart, alias John Lambert has been offering fowls for sale to local tradesmen, and in view of the recent spate of fowl robberies, sought him out in a local hostelry. He found him smoking his pipe and doubtless enjoying some of the proceeds of his booty. His answers to the officer’s questions were so unsatisfactory that he as taken into custody. Upon being searched, six fowls were found upon him, at which he confessed that he stolen them. He was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment with hard labour. (Croydon Advertiser)
The undated pic shows Attridge & Hills, 13 Croydon Road, perhaps where occasionally stolen birds ended up.
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3 days ago

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WARLINGHAM - 19th January 1862 - ‘John Dalton, vicar of Warlingham, died aged 67, and whatever his failings may have been, he certainly was not an absentee like many of his predecessors. On looking over the church accounts of the previous ten years, on cannot help noting the very frequent entry of charges for sacramental wine, in fact the annual average was nearly double the present (1900) expense, while the receipts from church rates was about £13.’ (Warl.&Chel.Par.Mag)
The pic of the church is a fairly recent one, taken in the spring.
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4 days ago

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CATERHAM - 18th January 1892 - Eothen School founded in Harestone Hill. There were originally eight girls, aged from about 6 to 18.
The plaque was unveiled to mark its centenary. The school closed in 1995 when it merged with Caterham School.
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5 days ago

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BLECHINGLEY - Botery’s windmill was at the top of the hill near the Motorway on private ground, opposite Whitehill Lane. There is a commemorative millstone on the site of the mill. ...

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