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16 hours ago

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WHYTELEAFE - 20th March 1905 - the following children were sent home this morning - Lionel Bourne, Leonard Bourne, Elizabeth Bell and Rose Walker ‘with dirty heads’ and Frank Waite ‘generally dirty - the latter two returned to school this afternoon and as nothing had been done to make them clean they were sent home again.’ (Maple Rd School Log Books)
The pic shows the Empire Day celebrations at the school a while later In 1909 - no doubt all the children looked their best on that occasion.
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2 days ago

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Godstone - 1947 - winds swung to the east in the third week of January, bringing a prolonged period of snow, ice and leaden skies until the middle of March.
The winter did have its lighter moments at Godstone.
(From The Surrey Weather Book)
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3 days ago

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CATERHAM -18th March 1871 - The Croydon Advertiser was ‘very pleased to refute a rumour that has prevailed in Caterham and the adjoining district for some time past ‘that the small pox is very bad in Caterham’. We speak advisedly and from authority that not a single case of small pox has shown itself in any family in Caterham....a rumour like the above allowed to go unnoticed tends seriously to affect the tradesmen of the place as well as to keep away those persons who like a day’s excursion to ramble amongst the Surrey Hills.’
The pic shows Harestone Valley Road in 1876 - a rambler’s paradise! The very small village on the hill was only just starting to expand after the arrival of the asylum.
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4 days ago

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CATERHAM - 17th March 1964 - at 3 pm the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey opened the Health Services Clinic and Central Library in Stafford Road. After the ceremony guests were invited to view the Library and Clinic and to take tea with the Chairman of the County Council.
The pic shows the construction in Progress.
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5 days ago

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WOLDINGHAM -16th March 1929 - the Garden Village ‘Flag Drive gave us a very happy evening. The experiment was a great success for, as team vied with team the fun increased throughout the evening. Congratulations to ‘Captain’ Bridger and his stalwarts in their victory with 16 points.’ (Chelsham.&Warl.par.mag.)
The pic shows the Garden Village at that time with Mr Pets’ shop at that time.
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