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.
My parents were friends with Hellen and Jasper Otley who lived in the gatehouse in the mid-50s. I remember seeing the main house in a sorry state having been damaged during WWII with the upper floors and the contents of the rooms (beds/wardrobes etc) in clear view. I was about 8 years old at the time.
I attended from Dec. 54 to May, 55. Mr. B was Headmaster. I cannot remember which house I was in (Lions, Dragons, Unicorns) Remember Matron? A very good time, long ago. I cannot locate the school on Google earth. JDK
I believe that the wooden structure you are talking about wasc a cafe called The Beeches. It was near Roods shop and I think next to Elliot Right Way Books. PS When you lived on Brighton Road did you live in a house called Up Yonder? If so I delivered your papers. Did your father/stepfather work at Turners? My youngest son went to UEA at Norwich. Small World.......
I work on Perrywood Business Park. We think we are the very last unit facing the field. Could you advise if some of the houses were knocked down on the left hand side as you come into the Park.. we are having a debate in the office about this!
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.
I have discovered on the 1939 census that my uncle, Leonard C Harris, was a waiter in the Fonthill Hotel. My uncle disappeared from his home in London when he was in his teens (and never seen or heard from again) and his sister (my aunt) who is 96 would love to have a picture of where he worked and any info you may have about him.
Thank-you for your interest in my family. Yes, I have one photo of my great aunt Helena Auerbach. I dont have it scanned at the moment. She was on various committees - I believe she was the Treasurer on most of them - of the Suffragette movement during the 1920s. There is quite a lot of information about her on the internet if you just google her name - and more photos of her. Please contact me anytime, should you want further info. You can email me or call me on my mobile - 07716311400 . Kind Regards - Patricia Aubrey (Auerbach).
I am researching the history of the campaign for the vote in the dorking/reigate area. Mrs Auerback (helena, Juliuss wife) was very active in the non-militant campaign and hosted many events at Heathersett. are there any photos of her surviving?
10/02/17. St Davids is still the headquarters of the Surrey Fire & Rescue Service. This room forms part of the stores and is use as an operational equipment store. There is no trace of the first door anymore! but the furthest door is in everyday use!
10/02/17. St Davids is still the HQ of Surrey Fire & Rescue Service.
In another photo the room downstairs is called the Boys Library. It is part of our stores while upstairs are offices. The hexagonal room on the right is another office though not always a popular location.