Bletchingley, The Street 1905

Bletchingley, The Street 1905

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Prior to 1582, documents referred to this village as 'Blechingley', meaning 'the ley (or clearing) of the Blaecci people', and its origins probably date back to the 7th or 8th century. Even today, some residents are opposed to the introduction of the 't' into its name. This wide, curving street set on a sandy ridge runs downhill to the 16th-century White Hart Inn. Until the passing of the 1832 Reform Act, the village was represented by two MPs; in 1828 one of them was Lord Palmerston.

Memories of Bletchingley

My Father Leslie George Walter Eaton

I think my father worked at the Newsagents before he was married. The name of the person he worked for was Edwards; not sure if that was first name or Surname. I was born in Redhill Feb 13 1944.

A memory of Bletchingley


I grew up in Bletchingley and have just been looking at the photos of the village which provoked a lot of lovely memories I would like to see a photo of the post office during the 70's,which when i left the village in the late 80's was Lawrences auctioneers,can any one help.I remember going in the post office as a child and ...Read full memory

The Cottage Of Content

I have never lived in Bletchingley, but my paternal grandfather, Alfred David Balcombe, was born and raised in the village. My great grandfather was a publican - at The Cottage of Content - but had died when my father was a young boy. My great aunt and uncle remained unmarried and continued to live in the ...Read full memory

Place Farm

I was born in Redhill at Earls Wood Hospital in February 1944. I lived at Place Farm until 1955. I remember all the celebrations for the coronation of Elizabeth 2nd as we watch a black and white TV. The entire village celebrated with street parties and dancing. I have very fond memories of my childhood there.

A memory of Bletchingley by Carol Hall

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