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PURLEY - 23rd May 1904 - Whit Monday Bank Holiday - the Purley, Oxted & Caterham Gazette reported that '10 years ago one would never have dreamt that Purley would become so noted, but the scene on Monday, which almost defies description, shows to what an extent the popularity of Purley and the pretty districts surrounding it have become. Thousands of trippers from early morning thronged the tram-cars, taxing the capacity of the company to its utmost limit'.
The pic shows the Purley tram terminus at about that time.
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CATERHAM - last Saturday, 20th May, members of the Society and guests gathered to unveil a plaque at the corner of Hambledon Road on the site of St Lawrence's Hospital. For more information please visit the Bourne Society website. ...

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Hi Are there any photos of the 'blue plaque' unveiling last Saturday? ...

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CATERHAM - 23rd May 1900 - 'There was never such a day in Caterham'. According to a Special Edition Of the Caterham Free Press. 'It was a Day of Red, White & Blue' when Caterham opened Queen's Park 'as a memorial to the long and conspicuous reign of Queen Victoria.' It was also her her 81st birthday, and to complete 'a galaxy of notable circumstances' it was a celebration of the Relief of Mafeking'.
The pic shows Queen's Park at about that time. The pavilion was donated by W G Soper.
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20th May 1758 - The burial took place in Sanderstead of Elizabeth Stagg, by Certificate or order from ye Coroner, having fallen into ye well at the Fox.
The pic shows The Fox at Old Coulsdon c.1915.
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