Betchworth, Chalk Pit 1907

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Caption for Betchworth, Chalk Pit 1907: Not only lime but also some building stone was formerly quarried in the huge Betchworth chalk pit. It had its own narrow gauge railway, which is visible here. The quarry once belonged to Sir Benjamin Brodie, Royal surgeon to Queen Victoria and president of the Royal College of Surgeons.

An extract from Surrey.

Memories of Betchworth


A school friend at Reigate Grammar was Joe Cheffings; his parents ran the village shop and bakery about midway to the church, on the left of the picture. An elder brother, Tony, helped at home when on holiday from St. Paul's school, and had a penchant for very elderly motorcycles, picked up for nothing from a (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Betchworth, Chalk Pit 1907: Not only lime but also some building stone was formerly quarried in the huge Betchworth chalk pit. It had its own narrow gauge railway, which is visible here. The quarry once belonged to Sir Benjamin Brodie, Royal surgeon to Queen Victoria and president of the Royal College of Surgeons.

An extract from Surrey.

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