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PURLEY - 24th September 1904 - ‘Coming up the Lane’ (Foxley Lane) ‘master saw a portentous-looking machine in one of the front gardens, and was told that it was the new patent vacuum cleaner, of which Mr C Booth at Amberley, higher up the Lane, is understood to be the inventor. This wonderful machine extracts every particle of dust from a room and renders such old-fashioned methods as carpet beating, chair and sofa banging, and other crude expedients things of the past.’
The pic shows such a machine.
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1 day ago

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CHALDON - 23rd September 1723 - Robert Davis paid a visit to a recently abandoned firestone quarry at Chaldon and inscribed his name and the date on a wall deep inside the underground workings.
The pic shows a part of the survey of the tunnels under Ockley Wood in 1991, taken from the BS Chaldon Village History. If these were the tunnels that Robert Davis entered, I wonder if he found his way out again.
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CHALDON - 23rd September 1723 - Robert Davis paid a visit to a recently abandoned firestone quarry at Chaldon and inscribed his name and the date on a wall deep inside the underground workings.
The pic shows a part of the survey of the tunnels under Ockley Wood in 1991, taken from the BS Chaldon Village History. If these were the tunnels that Robert Davis entered, I wonder if he found his way out again.
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2 days ago

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CHELSHAM - 22nd September 1473 - A rental of this date records that Robert Harding, a London goldsmith rented lands and tenements at Fickleshole, that had previously belonged to Sir Thomas Cook, for an annual rent of 23s.7d and one red rose.
The undated pic shows the White Bear, a familiar hostelry at Fickleshole.
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3 days ago

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CATERHAM/WOLDINGHAM - Tillingdown Farm - then 1951, And more recently 1994, and now it has been flattened and awaits development. ...

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