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Wonham Cottage. Unknown date. Unknown publsher.

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Peter Walker from Caerphilly posted this comment on Thursday 08 February 2018 14:49:43.

I believe that Wonham Manor was owned from 1918 to ???? by Sir John Norton-Griffiths, or 'Empire Jack' as he came to be known. An extraordinary man who is well worth reading about.



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South Park, St. Luke's Church. Unknown date. Unknown publisher.

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Cheryl Robinson from henfield west sussex posted this comment on Tuesday 06 February 2018 21:40:57.

Reigate is my home town, my Grandparents lived in the house behind the church, my Grandfather lived there all his life. He told me an artist drew his face and of some other children who lived in the village, these images were for the stained glass window on the south side, the window is amazing and one day I would love to take a photo of this window and frame it, such an amazing story and to think my Grandfather's face is on it.



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The Locomotive, Ladbroke Road, Redhill.

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Maurice Bursby from Redhill posted this comment on Wednesday 11 August 2010 08:52:00.

During the later 50's and early 60's I used this pub a fair bit as i lived very nearly opposite in 4 Ladbroke Road.I was in my late teens early twenties at the time.


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Maureen west from Impington,cambridge posted this comment on Tuesday 17 May 2016 09:31:00.

I lived in the locomotive from 1949 till 1955. Maurice are you related to wendy.


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Nadine Veronica Campbell from Winter Haven posted this comment on Tuesday 19 December 2017 23:24:28.

Lived up from pub, 55 Ladbroke Road, stayed until I was 20, then went to USA.


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Roger Gammon from Brentwood Essex posted this comment on Friday 02 February 2018 12:40:11.

My grandfather and grandmother (Maurice & Maria Gammon) ran this pub from 1910's to 1940's and my dad (Beau) was born there.



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Pine End, Reigate, Surrey. Unknown date. Aerofilms Ltd.

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Melody Taylor from St Helier posted this comment on Friday 27 November 2009 15:14:00.

I cant believe it the house in the picture above is where i went to school in the 1960's,up the steps right in front of them was the dinning room to the right of that was the staff room.To the left were class rooms and on the floor above were the dormatries.There wre steps on the right that went down on to Colley Lane,and on the side was a path that went down the side to a cottage wre on of the teachers used to live and that had a drive which went on to the main road and the heath was over the road, There was a sweet shop there, if i am not wrong there was a pub on the corner which went towards the heath aswell. I could go on and on it just unbelieable, i dont knon if it is still school as i live in Jersey in the Channel Island it would be good to know.I was in 7half acers which was quite large.


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Christine Kent from Tadworth posted this comment on Tuesday 26 January 2010 15:34:00.

Melody, I think you will find that the property is now used as a care home and is called The Reigate Beaumont.


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Karlene Clachar from Battersea, London sw11 posted this comment on Tuesday 03 August 2010 14:01:00.

I use to go to Pine End Schoolin the sixties and have fond memories as well, just like Melody Taylor, I wounder if she remembers me. I use to love running around the vast grounds, we also had a gardening patch, inside the house was also beautiful, it was all wooden panelling, those stairs going to the rooms and dormatries. Melody when we went down to that little path to were the staff lived as well we use to have a class there doing cooking. Looking at that picture reminds me of some great days of my childhood,oven the heath we use to go cycle riding, go up the lane towards the hill and the farms, that School helped me to creative. How can I get picture of the above to show my children.


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Sandra Stapleton from France posted this comment on Tuesday 28 December 2010 07:31:00.

Sandra Stapleton as was now living in France, I was at Pine End during the early 60's. I think the teacher that lived in the grounds was Mr. Dark and his family. Also used to doing sewing lessons in the same room as the cookery. Brilliant school, amazing staff, hope all the girls that went there have good memories.


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karen such from bow east london e34dd posted this comment on Sunday 22 May 2011 09:24:00.

myself and my sister lesley such went to pine end school from 1970/1976 we would love to go back and visit i know it is now an old peoples home we loved it their and all the staff were lovely how can we trace up the girls and staff ive found about 6 so far.


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David H. J.Schenck from Salfords, REDHILL posted this comment on Saturday 23 July 2011 20:07:00.

'Pine End' was originally a magnificent timbered residence, with oak panelled walls on some interior rooms, designed in 1925-6, by the distinguished architect, Blunden Shadbolt (1879-1949) R.I.B.A., who specialised in designing 'Tudor Style' buildings from ancient materials.

During the later years of his life, Blunden Shadbolt and his family lived in the old granary that he designed and built at Salfords, Surrey in 1933 for a material cost of ?28, and which has been the home of my late wife, daughter and I since 1953.



'Pine End' was built for a Mr William D. Anderson, who was first listed there in 1926, with the telephone number Reigate 602.

The last resident at 'Pine End' was a Mr Alan Chambers who left the property in 1954. In 1955, it became 'Pine End School' and this continued until 1992, when it was finally closed down by the government. It then became a residential care home, now known as 'Reigate Beaumont Care Home' and part of the Barchester Group.

It is really wonderful to see how the original timbered house with its later extensions has been so carefully maintained over the years, and I send my warm good wishes to the residents, the staff and the management - not forgetting the 'old Girls' of 'Pine End School' May God bless you all!

David

(David H. J. Schenck)


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Ann Olson from West London, England posted this comment on Monday 17 October 2011 16:17:00.

I went to Pine End School in the 1950's. A FABULOUS House. It was similar to an Elizabethan interior. A great staircase & wood panelling throughout the house. Amazed it was built in the 20th century! The Head was a Mr Yates. The school uniform was Grey skirt.sweater & Royal blue blazers. There were 10 girls @ the school all from London. A Mr Ward was the gardener & had twin boys. I was allowed out to go to Infants school in Reigate. (cannot remember name) I then went onto the Priory School in Reigate. I left age 12 yrs. I remained friends with a Mr & Mrs FALK until their deaths in the 1990's. who were governors of the school, they lived in Reigate.

It was a VERY happy time of my life. The pub @ the bottom of Colley Lane on the main road was called 'The Black Horse'. I have been back many times & Reigate has completely changed, no Blacksmith on the main road between Reigate town & Colley lane. My last visit was seeing Pine End being gutted. The Ariel photo was taken whilst I was @ Pine End & we were given a post card size copy. Often wondered who built the 2 other wonderful houses with much glass in them further up Colley Lane. Yes, Happy Memories when I think of Pine End.


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Susan Adams from Southend posted this comment on Thursday 02 February 2012 11:59:00.

I went to Pine End school in the early 1960's Just before we had a new headteacher... Mr King.. and Mr Dark. I absolutely loved the house and grounds... and visited the place and saw Miss Shaw, housemother... just before they stopped using it as a school. Mr and Mrs King and Mr and Mrs Dark... are all doing fine.


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Sandra Stapleton from France posted this comment on Saturday 04 February 2012 08:09:00.

Thanks Susan, its nice to know that Mr King, Mr Dark and families are ok. If you are in touch with them please pass on my most sincere thanks to them and the school for the time I spent there. I feel sure all the girls that attended Pine End feel the same about the place


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georgina batt from fulham posted this comment on Wednesday 15 February 2012 15:38:00.

sandra i think you left by the time i got to pine end but please give my best regards to mr & mrs king and mr dark i was there with susan cunningham i am sure they will remember me it was the best school days i loved it shame they shut it down as i think there are more kids in need now


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Christine Matusevics from Sutton posted this comment on Thursday 24 May 2012 00:53:00.

I loved the place- even brought my boyfriend there as I wanted one like it- was there as a pupil from around 68-74 was Christine McNamara then and spent some of my happiest times there, and must admit would like to relive them would love to get in touch with any of the old girls who might remember me and catch up


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Hannah Norris from Seascale posted this comment on Wednesday 20 June 2012 22:27:00.

I was Pine End in the late 60's and really loved it there; living in the country, the fine Tudor-style buildings and grounds, and the staff were very good to us. I particularly remember Mr & Mrs King, Miss Shaw, Miss Batson and Miss Leeson and Mr Stoneley; even Miss Attwater one of the cooks! My name then, was Anna Bromley, and I left in 1971 to go to a comprehensive school, when I was 14, where I eventually did A level Art English & Biology. I trained as a nurse in the 1990s after being a stay-at-home mum to my four children.

Our dormitories were all named after trees: Cedar, Sycamore, Beech (Elm?), Pine and Poplar. I loved the grounds where we played tennis and hockey, and we had the chance to have our own bit of garden. I especially liked the Art Room and Domestic Science centre, where I learned to cook and sew. I still love cooking now, and we often have friends & family staying, as I live on the Lake District coast. The food there was really nice, and on your birthday you could choose the menus for the day, and have a birthday cake!

On Sunday evenings the Gideons often used to come, and I still have my little Bible (I'm now a Church Minister & hospital Chaplain), so I think my faith started at the school. I have been back to the Mill Church in the old windmill on the heath a couple of times.

I also remember walking into town often, swimming twice a week, being a Red Cross cadet, going to the pictures, and having coffee in The Pantry teashop on Saturdays. I'm still a fan of good coffee, thanks to these sessions!

In about 1970 the gym was built, and we also had horse-riding lessons on Reigate Heath. In my late teens I took exams and taught riding at my local stables. Who remembers the Hurlingham Games? Because we were such a small school (25 girls then), we didn't do that well, much to the dismay of the PE teacher who's name escapes me; but we were great at the annual Swimming Gala.

And the socials! Going off to boy's schools in the little minibus to have tea and dance until 'late' Ha-ha!!!

Happy days, and I'm very thankful for them.


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tina stone from camden town posted this comment on Friday 19 October 2012 22:41:00.

would really like to get in contact with any of the girls that was at pine end at the same time as me, head master was mr stoneley, shared dormitries with lesley such, wendy bromwich, christine eddington, have so many good memories, best school years, wonder if anyone remembers me


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Wendy Bromige from Battersea posted this comment on Saturday 22 June 2013 20:29:00.

I spent some of the happiest years of my life at PINE END SCHOOL (1974 to 1979) I'm on facebook girls!! Add me!! Jaye Bromige (Woo)


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Jackie Mead Bugeja from London posted this comment on Wednesday 03 July 2013 17:29:00.

For the attention of ANN OLSON ex of Pine End..

I too went to Pine End I left in 1956 aged 15. I remember you so well, I can see your face in my mind like it was yesterday and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw your name here, like you I loved that place the happiest 3 years of my young life, I have tried so hard over the years to find others who were with us then with no success then up you pop out of no-where LOL I was known as Jacqueline Mead.

Everything you describe is a mirror image of what I remember, I once went to visit Mr and Mrs Yates at their home in Leatherhead in Surrey when my first 2 children were tots, what a lovely pair they were too, Mr Yates was very strict at school, I used to love taking Buster the boxer for walks in the grounds :-)) I remember you used to go out to school, the priory I think, I stayed behind for school. Do you remember any of these names..Pat Christou, Audrey Kellogg, Gwen Osbourne, Irene Taylor, Pauline Chapman, Chris Carney (she left very early on) Mary Mc'Ginly, and some who's names escapes me at the moment.

I remember every detail of the house. Christine was the cook, I remember Miss Scofield she used to love playing classical music to us in school time unofficially. There is so much I could talk about of those times at Pine End.

I am now hoping you get to see this Ann and maybe get in touch, I am on Facebook as Jackie Bugeja if at all possible would you look me up, I would love that.

Was great to see your name here Ann.

With the kindest regards.

Jackie.


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terri maunsell from spain posted this comment on Friday 02 August 2013 23:35:00.

i remenber margaret stephens gwen osbourn pamela powell barbara barrows diane ison barbara maynard linda roper maureen dunlop christine dawson barbara taylor ann green veronica copin miss grangle miss berrisford violet tillman pat sylvester terri duncan mr/mrs yates/son michael


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terri maunsell from spain posted this comment on Saturday 03 August 2013 00:08:00.

looking for barbara maynard/law margaret stephens/hunt maureen dunlop we were at pine end mid 50s gilbert/olive yates were head/matron yvonne dunlop walked buster for them anyone remember me terri maunsell


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barbara spicer formerly maynard from harrington , nsw, australia posted this comment on Tuesday 22 October 2013 07:56:00.

Hey terri, this is barbara, i am living in australia now, i do remember you as terisa,


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Amanda Kammerich from Edinburgh posted this comment on Tuesday 21 January 2014 23:42:00.

this is for Karen Such your sister lesley was my best friend at pine end best times of my life would love to catch up with u both


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terri maunsell from spain posted this comment on Friday 18 July 2014 02:20:00.

hi Barbara how can we get back in touch any idea all the best terri maunsell {treise }


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Philippa Sumeray from London posted this comment on Friday 05 September 2014 18:47:00.

I remember most of the girls in Jackie Mead comments does any one remember me Jackie please try to contact me thanks


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toni egan from ballina ireland posted this comment on Tuesday 14 April 2015 16:53:00.

Would anybody remember Mrs rapport and Mr stonley the headmaster as they were at pine end when I was there wondering if anyone would remember me my name is toni


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Christine Huckle from Kingsthorpe posted this comment on Friday 15 May 2015 18:06:00.

I was Christine Grange then. I attended Pine End in the 1960's and it was the happiest time of my life. I remember Melody Taylor and Sandra Stapleton and more of the girls listed. I would love to hear from them.


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Violet Rushbrook from Gravesend posted this comment on Thursday 08 October 2015 19:30:00.

I remember a lot of the girls at Pine End between 1956 and 1959. Would love to get in touch I remember Mr Mrs Yates. My name was Violet Tillman. On Facebook as Vi Rushbrook.


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Violet Rushbrook from Gravesend. Uk posted this comment on Monday 11 January 2016 20:29:00.

Hi Terri Maunsell and Barbara Spicer formerly Taylor. This is Violet Tillman here would love to get in touch.


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Chrissi Matusevics from Sutton posted this comment on Thursday 14 January 2016 15:56:00.

Used to be Christine McNamara when I was here- would love to get in touch with a few more of the old girls- I'm on FaceBook as are a few of the others and we've even got a group I when to Pine End for anyone who wants to get in touch


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Yvonne Rule ne Voisin from Welwyn Garden City posted this comment on Tuesday 26 January 2016 18:14:00.

Pine End Reigate

I couldn't believe my eyes when seeing all those names from the past! Having tried Friend Reunited ages ago and searching Colley Lane just be chance this week. Jill Walters and I have kept in touch all these years and have spoken of the time spent at Pine End,

If Jackie Bugeja, Pat Christou, Audrey Kellogg, Gwen Osbourne, Irene Taylor, Pauline Chapman, Chris Carney (she left very early on) Mary Mc'Ginly pick up on this it would be great to hear from you. Facebook I suppose is the best contact, Yve Rule I am listed as. Best wishes to all


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Pamela Nangle from Abergavenny posted this comment on Monday 03 July 2017 20:14:40.

I was so excited to see names from when I was at Pine end in the 50's I was then Pamela Powell I remember Jackie mead so well and Pat christou was my bridesmaid seeing all the names bought back so many memories We all got caught playing ghosts after the lights out I was still running around with a sheet over me when Mr Yates Turned on the lights. We were all told to stand in a line in the hall and I started giggling and he remarked 'if anyone is standing on a feather get off' I still think this was so funny. I would love to hear from any of you.


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Christine Huckle nee GRANGE from Northampton posted this comment on Wednesday 05 July 2017 16:02:19.

I went to Pine End in the 1960's. They were the best days of my life. If anyone on here remembers me, please get in touch. Mr King was the Headmaster in my day and Mr Stoneley taught us English. However, if anyone has Mr King's contact details, please pass them on. I would be more than grateful.


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Yvonne Rule ne Voisin from Welwyn Garden City posted this comment on Wednesday 12 July 2017 14:29:11.

Pamela Nangle of Abergavenny, hay what a chance. I wonder if you remember the youngsters? Jill Walters who I have kept in contact all these yours. She's not into the internet so I copied your comments and sent them to her. I think I have put a Friend request to you on FB. It would be great to get in touch direct.


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june taylor-goudie nee taylor from prestatyn. north wales posted this comment on Tuesday 30 January 2018 19:06:10.

oh my word such a lot of people on here that I remember. I was at Pin end in 1964 to 1973. Melody was the first person I spoke to apart from Mr king. Melody had to look after me when I arrived at the school, I was 6 weeks of my 7th birthday, so young. melody became a good friend. Anna Bromley was a good friend too, but later. we used to go cycling a lot together. all the comments above take me right back to Pine end and very happy times. I often wondered what the girls of 64/73 where doing now. I often talk about my school days with happy and fond memories. I am on Facebook if anyone wants to get in touch with me.



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Wray Park Garages, London Road, Reigate. Unknown date.

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Clive White from Redhill posted this comment on Friday 20 October 2017 18:52:40.

I did my Motor Vehicle apprenticeship at Wadham-Stringer in the late 60s-mid 70s and wish to research the history of the garage and its predecessor, Wray Park Garages. If anyone has any information or pictures of Wray Park Garages or Wadham-Stringer, I would love to hear from you.


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Jon Powell from Dorchester posted this comment on Thursday 18 January 2018 18:41:23.

Hi Clive. This is an unbelievable coincidence! You may remember me as I introduced you to your wife!I have also been looking at the history of Wray Park garages. There was a post card sold on a well known auction website not long ago of the garage in the 1940/50's. I hope the Mods allow links to be included? Best regards, your fellow apprentice, Jon Powell.



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Clarence Walk, Meadvale. 1910. Grady's Photo Series.

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Keith Lawless from REDHILL posted this comment on Wednesday 17 January 2018 09:09:51.

Happily the road is now tarmac! No parking restrictions now (no cars then). We live at no2 - the first on the left. The railings have gone, the porch roof remains. All in all, the view is remarkably similar, although houses were built on both sides beyond Meadvale Garage on the right. A new lamp post replaces the gas(?) example and now sits in front of the corner brick post - less chances of it being hit!



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Merstham House (from courts). 1908. Tom Edwards.

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Tim Barker from London posted this comment on Thursday 16 March 2017 17:01:00.

Going through a family tree. My great-great-great uncle was Robert Cobbold Perry who died 21/8/1864 at Merstham House, Surbiton, Surry. His mother-in-law (my great-great-great grandmother was Anne Courtnall Edwards, married to Thomas Lincoln Barker, both of Ipswich, Norfolk.


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Jocelyn from Ipswich posted this comment on Tuesday 11 April 2017 19:55:00.

From my window I can see the tomb of your gt gt gt grandparents, Thomas Lincolne Barker and Anne Courtnall Edwards. Please mail me if you would like a photo.


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Tim Barker from London posted this comment on Wednesday 12 April 2017 19:05:00.

To Jocelyn of Ipswich, I am simply astonished that someone in sight of my ancestors tomb in Ipswich is looking at a website about a house in Reigate. Yes I would LOVE a photo of my g-g-g-grandparents tomb (I assume it is still in St Margarets). I have some info about the tomb occupants if you have any interest. My email address if the forum bosses will allow, is tim (at) barker (dot) org (dot) uk.


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Zoe Stead from Haworth posted this comment on Saturday 30 December 2017 10:58:05.

Dear Christine I am researching a tenuous link to the Edwards family tree in Reigate and wonder if you would be kind enough to email me so I may ask a couple of questions regarding Tom Edwards ? Many thanks - Zoe



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Lawrence and Sons, 105 Cromwell Road. 1920.

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Irene Howlett Lawrence from Redhill posted this comment on Saturday 09 February 2013 11:01:00.

I think my Grandfather and Father are in this photo.So would love a copy of it.I was born at 105 Cromwell Road.Certainly F.G.Lawrence & Sons was also born there and we both still exist!


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Barbara Pennell from Truro posted this comment on Thursday 21 February 2013 22:29:00.

Hello Irene. I knew you when I was at Cromwell Road school. I was Barbara Whiting then. I was looking at photos of Meadvale, where I was born, then, browsing through all the very local places, came upon this wonderful picture. I do hope you got a copy from someone.


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Keith Fuller from Harrogate,Nth.Yorks. posted this comment on Wednesday 16 July 2014 21:38:00.

The two ladies in the first two comments went to Cromwell Road School and I wondered if the date could possibly match the time I was in the Church Lad's Brigade (St.Mathews Church)and had quite a bit of contact with some of the pupils from the school. This was in the 1947 to 1951 period after which I left school and had to move with my parents back to Sussex. Most names escape me now, but Bob Robinson(and his girlfriend) from a Cromwell Road address,Alan Durrent, and another girl who helped, with her mother at Church Lad's events - Edna Bushnell, from Brook Street(?). I lived in Salfords (Woodside Way) from 1942 until 1951.

I'd love to hear anything about any of them - so many years have passed!!

I have put a group photograph of the C.L.B. Band from c.1947 on the St.Mathews Church part of the web, and welcome any contact.

Regards,

Keith Fuller.


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Yvonne woodward from Hobart Tasmania posted this comment on Tuesday 29 August 2017 17:55:06.

I went to Cromwell Rd primary school in the early 60's. Just visiting UK now and went looking for my old address 21 Station Rd Redhill and of course the school. When did it close? Can anyone fill me in on a bit of history over the past 50 yrs in the area?


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Peter Miles from Horsham, West Sussex posted this comment on Saturday 23 December 2017 16:33:58.

I am too interested in past history of this school as I went there from 1957-1964. I have fond memories of the place. It was at first difficult to track-down, as forgot the road it was on, so long ago. Then discovered it was the "Longmead Adult Education Centre". It appears to be sold now (October 2017) to developers? Sad if they knock this very old Victorian School down, has amazing architecture. No doudt the devlopers will vandelise it by knocking it down, seems all boarded-up right now. We had a cake shop right next to the school, selling what they called, Penny Nelson's, what we know as bread pudding ..... hee hee Whatever happened to my old mate Stephen Fenner .... so long ago now mate !! PS. I was also in the Church Lads Brigade in the mid 1960's from what I recall.



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The Locomotive, Ladbroke Road, Redhill.

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Maurice Bursby from Redhill posted this comment on Wednesday 11 August 2010 08:52:00.

During the later 50's and early 60's I used this pub a fair bit as i lived very nearly opposite in 4 Ladbroke Road.I was in my late teens early twenties at the time.


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Maureen west from Impington,cambridge posted this comment on Tuesday 17 May 2016 09:31:00.

I lived in the locomotive from 1949 till 1955. Maurice are you related to wendy.


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Nadine Veronica Campbell from Winter Haven posted this comment on Tuesday 19 December 2017 23:24:28.

Lived up from pub, 55 Ladbroke Road, stayed until I was 20, then went to USA.


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Roger Gammon from Brentwood Essex posted this comment on Friday 02 February 2018 12:40:11.

My grandfather and grandmother (Maurice & Maria Gammon) ran this pub from 1910's to 1940's and my dad (Beau) was born there.



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Nadine Campbell (Edwards) from Winter Haven, Fl USA posted this comment on Tuesday 19 December 2017 23:12:06.

Use to work in that office building, Technical Literature Dept. Best job.



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