Facebook Links

This page is continuously updated to display posts that arrive on the Bourne Society Facebook pages. To see the originals, along with associated images and photographs, click or tap ‘View on Facebook’ to open Facebook in a new tab.

20 hours ago

Bourne Society

PURLEY - 20th May 1918 - the night of the 19/20th saw the last air-raid of the First World War. The Purley searchlight was in operation three times between 11.55 pm and 1.45 am. The final All Clear came at 2 am. (By this time the light was fixed in a concrete base in Kingsdown Avenue. Originally it was mounted on the top deck of a tram based at the Purley Tram Depot).
The pic dates to earlier than WW1, but perhaps the searchlight was mounted on such a tram.
...

View on Facebook

2 days ago

Bourne Society

WARLINGHAM - 1925 - Machars Mike, the successful cocker spaniel belonging to Miss Tony Edgar of Upper Warlingham, is 16 months old and has won 18 firsts and several specials. His awards include firsts at the Ranelagh and Holland Park Championship Shows, while at Brighton four firsts fell to his share. (Illus.Sport&Dram.News) ...

View on Facebook

3 days ago

Bourne Society

COULSDON - 19th May 2008 - close to the Fox P.H., the City of London celebrated its purchase of Coulsdon Commons 125 years before on 19th May 1883. It was a low key affair compared with the original with speeches, refreshments and the burying of a time capsule by local schoolchildren. The pic shows the Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Rt.Hon. David Lewis, and the Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Derek Millard, unveiling a new fountain at the event. ...

View on Facebook

4 days ago

Bourne Society

WARLINGHAM - 17th May 1939 - Warlingham Methodist Church held a Celebration Re-union Day to commemorate 100 years of Methodism in Warlingham.
The pic shows the original church which was replaced in 1871.
...

View on Facebook

5 days ago

Bourne Society

CHALDON - 15th May 1820 - Chaldon churchwardens paid Joseph Sharpe Apparitor, £1.0.6d, which included payment of 3s.6d ‘Apparitor’s fee for altering the liturgy of the Church of England, on the Decease of his late Majesty’, 4s.6d for ‘Proclamation and Prayer for his Majesty’s Recovery from his late dangerous illness’ and 2s.6d for ‘Proclamation for the punishment of Impiety and Vice.’
The pic is by Cracklow at about that time. Notice there was no spire then.
...

View on Facebook