Caterham, Godstone Road 1948

Caterham, Godstone Road 1948

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Memories of Caterham

National Westminster Bank

This picture looking across the roundabout to what was The National Provincial Bank directly opposite The Old Surrey Hounds Pub. On the corner where the photo was taken from was The Westminster Bank, this is where I ...Read full memory

A memory of Caterham by David Marshall

Shopping Days

I remember being sent to do some shopping in the Co-Op that used to be situated in the High Street

A memory of Caterham by Brian Lawrence

Railway Booking Clerk

My grandfather with his family moved to Caterham and appeared on the 1891 census as living in Beechwood Road. The census also detailed that my grandfather at the age of 13 was a railway booking clerk. Does anyone know ...Read full memory

View Point

This is View Point on White Hill and is some 777 feet above sea level. As you can see there is a fantastic view towards the South Downs and west to Box Hill. It was from here during the war we boys watched the aerial dog fights. ...Read full memory

A memory of Caterham by jbsatlarge

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History

Caterham is in two parts, up the hill where the medieval church is, and Caterham Valley to the east on the valley floor, which grew up when the railway arrived in 1856 - it was in fact a terminus station. Thus the lower town is Victorian in character, with later suburbs, and its church, St John's, dates from the 1880s. Until the eastern by-pass was built the main A22 poured through the centre, and this roundabout was extremely busy. Here we look south along Godstone Road, with the church tower on the right.