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Image number 6648
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Photo from the "Crusader" magazine, "The Official ...

Jennie Goddard from Horley surrey England posted this comment on Monday 26 February 2024 22:01:35.

My parents met at The Crusader insurance company. Douglas Young and Barbara Parker. They married in 1950. I have a photograph of them working in this office




Image number 6638
image number 6638

Reigate County School. Circa 1945.

janet Munro from Basingstoke posted this comment on Thursday 08 February 2024 16:37:54.

My Mum is in the last row of this picture - white shirt and tie. She was at the school from 1942 to 1944 and then 1945 to 1949 ( was evacuated between 1944 to 1945 ) I have the same picture with following names on back : M Chappell, Audrey Baalam, Claire , Jillian R Dawson, Jane Douglas, Jane Pinock, Mary Stoneham, D Mooore,




Image number 2794
image number 2794

Thatch Cottage, Linkfield Lane, Redhill. Unknown ...

Jill Goulder from Lewes posted this comment on Friday 29 December 2023 17:52:12.

Hello Helen MacDonald - I've just seen your fascinating post about Woodside uniform photos! How absolutely lovely it would be to see them. I know that sadly (though understandably, of course) the site doesn't allow email addresses to be published, so I am most frustrated at how to contact you in order to see them. I was in touch, too, with several people too who were at Woodside at the same time, and who were interested in getting in touch with each other, which I'd love to do via a private email group. I hope that the excellent admin of the page can help (as some of the former pupils are now of very advanced years), so that ideally a few of us could exchange memories and photos. I'm ready to give an email address that can be freely published (starts with emmawoodhouse), and in my next post I'll give it and HOPE that the system won't block it and that some of us can communicate privately about Woodside. All the very best to all who knew and loved Woodside




Image number 126
image number 126

The Back Entrance, Earlswood Asylum. Unknown ...

Pamela Gunn from Morpeth posted this comment on Wednesday 27 December 2023 14:37:30.

This is indeed West Lodge and We lived in this house between 1967 and 1973 when Royal Earlswood Hospital existed as a residential hospital for patients with severe learning difficulties. My husband was a Hospital Engineer. Some of the happiest days of my life were spent here, and my two elder boys remember it with much affection. We met Gary's parents some year's ago at the Lodge.




Image number 1115
image number 1115

High Beech, Nutfield. Unknown date. Aerofilms Ltd.

Peter arnold from Lewisham posted this comment on Monday 25 December 2023 03:24:24.

I was there in the seventies i was there with sid jones and a few others great times with gov and umberto sovereign club can't remember name of other club we went to but fond memories been a builder for nay on fifty years built schools hospitals colleges houses all down to them putting me on right road




Image number 5053
image number 5053

Ivy Bank School, Oakhill, Reigate. Boarding and ...

Margaret Nicholson from Chester posted this comment on Tuesday 05 December 2023 08:05:06.

I was at North Bank from 1948 to 1954. In the same class as Josephine & remember Gillian & Tony, all above. Tony, I seem to remember your mother, & big sister? Another teacher, Miss Jutson, taught us in the Transition class. Do you remember the unvarying timetable? Today is Tuesday so we would have had English before our milk & Arithmetic afterwards. I seem to recall that term started on a Wednesday, so that was nature study. We learnt about earwigs & woodlice, & for many years I muddled them up!




Image number 76
image number 76

The Copse, Alma Road, Reigate. 1914.

Karen woolf from Reigate posted this comment on Saturday 04 November 2023 20:44:03.

Beautiful old building what did it use to be




Image number 2794
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Thatch Cottage, Linkfield Lane, Redhill. Unknown ...

Jill Goulder from Lewes posted this comment on Wednesday 25 October 2023 21:38:16.

Jo Stewart-Long - lovely to see your comment about Woodside! As you'll have seen in the comments, it was started by my lovely great-aunt Sylvia who then handed it on to Mrs 'Codfish'. Very sadly I know nothing about the history of the house - Redhill must have been very different in those days




Image number 2794
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Thatch Cottage, Linkfield Lane, Redhill. Unknown ...

Helen Anne MacDonald from Woodlawn posted this comment on Tuesday 24 October 2023 16:27:34.

Somewhere around I still have photos of us in our grey and green Woodside School uniforms!




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Thatch Cottage, Linkfield Lane, Redhill. Unknown ...

Jo Stewart-Long from Bexhill posted this comment on Saturday 21 October 2023 17:27:32.

I went on line to look for info on Woodside School and found all your comments - loved reading through them! I attended the school in I think 1968 to 1969, Mrs Godsiffe was headmistress (we called her Mrs Codfish behind her back!) My teacher was Mrs Lawson, but I would have liked Mrs Barklet instead as she was lovely. It was indeed a lovely house, I'd love to know more about its history




Image number 1116
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Police Training Centre, Nutfield. Unknown date. ...

Mr. Gerald Rowland Bridges from Tonbridge posted this comment on Friday 20 October 2023 11:45:42.

I have a record of a Miss Doris Black who worked for the Mc Alpine Family at Holmsdale House Nutfield Surrey. It is on A3 paper three pages long. It states where she first started in service for them in Thortonhall Clyde, Scotland. Doris Black story really starts from 1918 when she worked in the shipyards on the Clyde. Her father worked As an engineer for Sir Robert McAlpine, sadly he was killed in Lincolnshire while they were relaying the G.N.E. Railway. Please contact me if you would like to no more.




Image number 7149
image number 7149

Reigate County School for Girls. Unknown date. ...

Lois Ellett Pawson from Shoreham-by-Sea posted this comment on Friday 06 October 2023 11:03:00.

My family lived at both 3 South Walk and later 20 The Crescent, Chart Way in the 1960’s to 1980’s - I can see both in the photo with their mid century ‘dig for Britain’ vegetable patches. Great photo.




Image number 4712
image number 4712

Hillside School, Reigate. Unknown date. Marshall, ...

John Culme from Ashford posted this comment on Sunday 09 July 2023 12:59:43.

I was a border at Hillside about 1956/57.




Image number 2835
image number 2835

London Road. Unknown date. Harry Snook.

David Perkins from London posted this comment on Thursday 08 June 2023 14:40:05.

This must be Nellie Perkins married to Arthur, a cousin of my grandad Ernest Thomas, who was born at the Skimmington Castle in 1884. So, Jean, we are relations of some kind!!




Image number 3153
image number 3153

Graves Coaches, Redhill, Surrey (Foden NPL 900). ...

PETER TULLOCH from Derby posted this comment on Monday 05 June 2023 11:36:47.

Yes, Graves did have other Foden coaches - a total of five altogether. Four of them were similar half cab Fodens - NPE 152, NPG 517, NPK 806 and NPL 900. The fifth Foden coach was one of their rear engine models - RPD 250. All carried bodies built by Metalcraft from Blythe Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent. They were delivered between 1949 and 1952 and the last was taken out of service in May 1964.




Image number 5091
image number 5091

The village children on the ...

Peter White from Seaford posted this comment on Monday 22 May 2023 10:12:52.

This was my photo. I was in the same school class as Deborah Woodman's brother Tim and went to birthday parties in their house in Somerset Road. Valerie Pink is in the photo-- still in touch with her, also member of the DeLittle Family whose parents are in this picture; all of Meadvale. Little girl out-front lived in Copse Road.




Image number 5091
image number 5091

The village children on the ...

Deborah Woodman from Napier, NZ posted this comment on Sunday 21 May 2023 10:21:03.

I found my 3 year old self and brother Tim, aged 5 both looking serious




Image number 685
image number 685

Reigate County School annual magazines. 1939 to ...

Ruth Brooks-Hill from Southampton posted this comment on Tuesday 16 May 2023 09:47:58.

I was there from 1958...Can anyone remind me of the names of the Houses? I was in Grasmere




Image number 2721
image number 2721

St. Joseph's Convent, Redhill, Surrey. The ...

MarĂ­a Victoria Garcia Azuero from Cartagena, Colombia posted this comment on Monday 08 May 2023 21:21:21.

The chapel was beautiful. My cubicle was right next to the hall which communicated our cubicles with the choir’s chapel. I suppose in another era, boarders could go down to mass from the cubicles. I loved to go the chapel and just pray, through that door, without being caught by sister Bernard.




Image number 2721
image number 2721

St. Joseph's Convent, Redhill, Surrey. The ...

Maria Victoria Garcia Azuero from Cartagena, Colombia posted this comment on Monday 08 May 2023 21:20:54.

Apologies. Reverend Mother was Bernard. Sister Pascal took care and slept on the third floor with all the boarders. She would draw the curtain without any notice. Just to check and see you were busy. Sister Jerome would do the same. One time I had a nasty cold. And one of the boarders brought me a tray with food. I was very hungry. As I am eating dinner, all of a sudden, I hear footsteps and the curtain is being drawn sharply. Says sister Jerome: you are not ill at all, if you are eating. Tomorrow, down to class!




Image number 2721
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St. Joseph's Convent, Redhill, Surrey. The ...

MarĂ­a Victoria Garcia Azuero from Cartagena, Colombia posted this comment on Monday 08 May 2023 21:11:49.

The chapel was beautiful. My cubicle was right next to the hall which communicated our cubicles with the choir’s chapel. I suppose in another era, boarders could go down to mass from the cubicles. I loved to go the chapel and just pray, through that door, without being caught by sister Bernard.




Image number 2720
image number 2720

St. Joseph's Convent, Redhill, Surrey. A ...

MarĂ­a Victoria Garcia Azuero from Cartagena, Colombia posted this comment on Monday 08 May 2023 20:57:23.

I bordered from 1965-1967. It looks quite the same. Except there was a wall in between cubicles. For more privacy, a sink, wardrobe, chest of drawers, night table.




Image number 8386
image number 8386

Do you know anything about this occasion?

A B from Salfords posted this comment on Tuesday 02 May 2023 17:05:49.

Organsised by the pub at shaws corner 'The Hatch' charity landrover pull around Reigate raising money for help for heros




Image number 97
image number 97

Woodhatch House, Reigate. Circa 1910.

Christine Stringer from Nelson,New Zealand posted this comment on Wednesday 26 April 2023 11:37:29.

I am Richard Pugh Evans’s Great Niece. Interested to find out more about him and any recollections




Image number 8393
image number 8393

This is a picture by H. Snook, Lesbourne Road.

Robert Knight from Derby posted this comment on Tuesday 28 March 2023 16:40:11.

This is the open air swimming pool in Bancroft Road




Image number 8279
image number 8279

Preparing the site for the building of Safeway's ...

Robert Knight from Derby posted this comment on Tuesday 28 March 2023 16:16:38.

This is Knight's yard, his shop on the left, Carnia florist on the right. Just off the edge of the LHS was a corbelled chimney sticking out, one of the first Safeway vans hit it and it fell onto the cab.




Image number 8288
image number 8288

Knights of Reigate - horse drawn bus. Unknown ...

Robert Knight from Derby posted this comment on Tuesday 28 March 2023 16:06:21.

1983 100th anniversary of founding of Knight's of Reigate by my great-grandfather James. The restored horse bus did actually run between Reigate & Redhill.




Image number 5053
image number 5053

Ivy Bank School, Oakhill, Reigate. Boarding and ...

Anthony ( Tony ) Wiggins from Benimeli, Spain posted this comment on Sunday 19 March 2023 14:03:58.

I was most interested to come across this article. I have very fond memories of this little school. I was there from 1950 to 1956 and remember both Josephine Watson and Gillian Mann. The name Vanessa Chappell also rings a faint bell. I would be interested to find out the surname of Christine Iqbal when she was there as I remember a Christine but that was not the surname ( possibly Wheeler ). Thanks to Colin in his message reminding me of Mrs. Manders who I seem too remember was very nice . If anybody would like to contact me I would be most interested to hear from them to discover what their lives held for them after leaving the North Bank School. I left and went on to Oxted County Grammar School and married the girl I travelled with every day on the bus from Reigate to Oxted. Still married after meeting at the tender age of 11 and happily living out retirement in Spain.




Image number 8287
image number 8287

Fete at the fire station. Unknown date.

Mervyn Edwards from Winchester posted this comment on Tuesday 31 January 2023 19:28:38.

I used to attend Holmesdale School in Holmesdale Road. I lived in Warren Road which runs down to what we called 'Spurgeons'. In about 1948 our school was scheduled to be redecorated. It was decided to minimise disruption to the school that our class would be relocated for the period of the redecoration to the sports pavilion shown in this photograph. I remember it was rather cold and each day we had to walk from school to this pavilion and back.




Image number 1434
image number 1434

Earlswood incident by flying bomb. June 19th ...

Annie Kevans from France posted this comment on Friday 13 January 2023 15:34:12.

Does anyone know where I could find photos of the damage from a bomb that fell on the 5th of January 1944? My grandparents lived in the house with my mother and aunt who were children at the time. I have some letters written by my Granny the day after the house came down and I would be very interested in seeing photos taken at the time. Thank you.




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