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Early days of bird photography - Richard and Cherry Kearton at work. RIchard lived in Caterham and Cherry at Kenley. They wrote many books full of photographs of birds and travelled the world spreading the word. ...

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PURLEY - Then - 1905 - the Jolly Farmers on the right, which was rebuilt in 1907 to become the pub we know today ...

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GODSTONE - 13th August 1946 - 'Boating at Lines (Bay Pond). We had the misfortune to break a number of oars, but Mrs Lines said they could easily be mended. A committee meeting was held in the middle of Lines Pond attended by 3 members. (Minute book of St Nicholas Youth Fellowship)
The pic shows another meeting - this time of Surrey Wildlife Trust members in the middle of Bay Pond in 1991.
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3 days ago

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12th August 1538 - The Building Accounts of Nonsuch Palace for the pay period starting today include reference to the payment of 8d a day for 6 days to John Life, for himself and his horse, in riding to East Tye, Godstone, Burstow Wood and Rutherwick (in Long Ditton) to select timber for the Palace.
The pic is from John Speed's 17th century map for Surrey.
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4 days ago

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A22 KENLEY - From the Croydon Chronicle 19/8/1899 - The roads are now in an extremely bad state what with the stones and dust, and rain is urgently wanted by cyclists at any rate. One is surprised at the latter being able to ride on them in their present dry and crumbling condition. A cyclist informed me that he had had three punctures in one day.
The early pic shows the main road outside the Kenley Hotel. No potholes obvious!
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