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HORNE - 26th April 1575 - a probate inventory was taken of all the 'goodes and movables' of William Todhams deceased of Horne, by John Winchester of Tanrygge and Robert Wyllat of Horne. The total valuation amounted noted to £22.2s.11d and his effects included 2 oxen (£5), 2 ould mares (£1.6s.8d), 3 stallions (£4), 1 acare and a half of wheat (£1), 1 fether bead, 1 bolster, 1 coverlet, 1 blancet (16s), 16 pieces of pewter, 4 porryngers (18s) and 6 candell styckes (3s).
The undated pic is of Horne church from the field gate.
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MERSTHAM - 25th April 1943 - The Bishop of Southwark consecrated the temporary church built by Canadian military engineers to replace the bombed All Saints'. A new church was opened in 1952 and the temporary building, called Canada Hall, still serves as a parish hall. ...

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CATERHAM - from 19th to 26th April 1958 - there was a week of celebrations to mark the opening of the Caterham Community Centre. On 24th the Caterham Community Choir gave a concert. The hall seated 250 people and was described as having the most efficient form of heating that could be found, viz. 'Electrical Night-Store Heaters' which kept the whole building at a constant temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit. ...

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CHALDON - it's cowslip time. The pics show cowslips on Quarry Hangers on the steep hill above Springbottom Lane. We are told that 95% of wild flower-rich meadows have been lost since WW2. They are historical, beautiful, now rare and important ecologically. Luckily there are a few other sites in this area with cowslips and a variety of other colourful species, such as Happy Valley and Manor Park. ...

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23rd April 1871 - The son of Mr King, a Warlingham farmer, found 'an innumerable quantity of feathers, sheep skins, etc.' In the mouth of the nearby tunnel of the abandoned Surrey & Sussex Railway. 'During the last few months several nocturnal visits have been made to the owners of fowls and ducks and in some cases as many as 20 fowls have been missed in one night. A fortnight since G W Woodroffe Esq of The Salmons, lost a fine lamb and one of the skins found in the tunnel corresponds with the lamb lost'. (Croydon Advertiser)
The pic shows The Salmons, Whyteleafe, c.1912.
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