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WARLINGHAM - 22nd September 1975 - As part of the celebration of 300 years of the Warlingham Almshouses, a coffee morning was held at the vicarage with a fashion display by 'The House of Fashion'.
The pic is a fairly recent one of the almshouses
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KENLEY - 21st September 1940 - 'Caterham - a landing ground is very close to our company billets, and it is a great sight to see Spitfires and Hurricanes roar over our heads and rush at the enemy' (War Diary Royal 22e Regiment CASF)
No doubt the quote refers to RAF Kenley. The image is of the camouflaged airfield in 1941.
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GODSTONE - 19th September 1866 - A grave-board 'In Memory of W M Rogers born At Godstone, Surrey, England' who died on this day stands in the cemetery of the gold-rush town of Barkerville in British Columbia. ...

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MERSTHAM - 17th September 1878 - 'The annual Merstham pleasure fair' was held today and 'was the scene of a miscellaneous collection of shows, stalls and general itinerates, with the filling up of crowds and groups of idlers and lookers-on. It is a great day or night for Mersthamites, and they make the most of it, the licensed houses being especially well patronised.' (Croydon Advertiser)
Mention of licensed houses reminded me of one that disappeared not very long ago.
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CHALDON - 17th September 1812 - The Churchwardens of Chaldon paid 3s.6d to Richard Wheadon, Apparitor, 'To Prayers for the repeated Successes obtained over the French Army in Portugal and Spain, and also amended Prayer.'
The pic shows C T Cracklow's b/w image of Chaldon church just a few years later in 1823.
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