Memories of Caterham
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 if I could track down whether my grandfather was a booking clerk at Caterham railway station? Saw the photo of the railway station on this site dated 1903.
The white-fronted terraced shop on the left was owned by my mum's parents from 1940-44, from where they ran their cafe. My bedroom was the little attic room on the front. Most of the customers were from the Canadian Army Regiments billetted in big country houses that had been requisitioned to accommodate the soldiers. They ...Read full memory
This was before the demolition of the left hand side of Croydon Road, gone is the cinema, "The Capitol" later "The Florida", many shops, "The Greyound" Public House known as "The Dog"and worst of all the grandly named Globe Fish Restarant , no more fish and chips! Instead we have an anonymous modern block of offices with shops ...Read full memory
I write from Queensland, Australia in the hope that someone may read this and be able to provide further leads or information. My husband Bill has an original birth certificate dated 18th May 1948 - mother Elizabeth Theresa Coll, showing his place of birth to be Caterham Nursing Home. We have no further news of her. ...Read full memory