Old Maps of Coulsdon

Historic Maps of Coulsdon and the local area.

In September 1940 I lived in Meadway and witnessed a Hurricane fighter crash in the Purley Boys Grammar School playing field. The pilot, an Ace pilot of the Battle of Britain was known as Caesar and he died that day and I went up to view the site. At the time I was attending the Purley (...Read full memory)

As others have said, the open fields, Farthing Downs. I lived in Bradmore Way, Old Coulsdon in the 50s, there was so much open unbuilt ground on the lower part of the road and behind our house in Meadway which was full of wild life. Every summer day was an adventure. I would go out after breakfast and not return until tea time. (...Read full memory)