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23rd July 1808 - another sad story - the burial took place in Warlingham of 'Richard Burt, aged 32 years, killed near Slines in endeavouring to stop a wagon.'
The pic shows Slines Oaks pond c.1907 - the pond is still there, but there are very many more trees around the area now than show on the pic.
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COULSDON - 22nd July 1783 - in Coulsdon churchyard the burial took place of 'William Rivers, aged 25. A most amiable, worthy young man who was drowned in the Pound pond at Croydon, and who was universally lamented by his master and the family and all who knew him.'
The Rivers family has been well known locally for a very long time and the pic shows the interior of the Rivers' shop on the Common in 1940.
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TITSEY - 21st July 1993 - Official opening of the M25 Service Station at Clacket Lane. Prior to the construction work the Surrey County Archaeology Unit carried out excavations, with some assistance from Bourne Society members, which found evidence of medieval pottery kilns and several thousand sherds of pottery on both the northern and southern sides of the motorway.
The pic, dated 1994, shows one of the two display cases you will find at the service station.
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CHIPSTEAD - 20th July 1854 - Chipstead Fair was suppressed. The following day Tho. Hart described the event in a letter to Sir W.Geo.Hylton Joliffe, Bart, MP - 'I have the satisfaction to inform you that we are succeeding in putting down Chipstead Fair most completely...The Police attended on the spot two days before the fair and turned away all Vans, Carts etc. As they arrived. There was only one refractory party yesterday and the police disposed of him. I am satisfied a great moral good has been effected and the more so as if we had met with opposition I fear we should a have had a great trouble in making a case 'No Fair.'
The recent pic shows the green opposite the church, where perhaps the fair used to be held.
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FARLEIGH - 1278 - the expenses of 'Master Peter and his companions' for a day spent at Farleigh were: bread 2.1/2d, ale 8d, salmon 18d, three quarters of herrings 7d, wine 10.1/2d and vinegar 1d.
The undated pic is not related to the above, but I liked the story and had the pic of Elm Farm to hand, which incidentally was built in 1630 by Merton College.
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