Horley, Station Road 1922

Memories of Horley


I was a boarder at Kingsley School. I clearly recall our "crocodile" to church every Sunday, the Sunday story time whilst we continued our "hobby" ( I really do not know how they would have coped with a singing hobby!). We were all encouraged to be ladylike and NOT wear patent shoes as our thick blue knickers (...Read full memory)

Another time we had a 'new bug' . Her initiation dare was to go down the front stairwell. This was something pupils were NEVER allowed to do. We had to use the tiny, narrow, middle staircase. Anyway, the girls in my dorm dared her to go down and into the 6th form common room...well after lights-out. She was too (...Read full memory)

I remember the church very well.... I had to walk there in a crocodile with other girls from Kingsley School for Girls in Horley Row .... we had to walk two by two in our school uniform for church every Sunday! The school was a lovely old building with an ancient tythe barn for a gym.... both the school and barn were pulled down in the 60's or 70's to make way for a housing estate....

Prompted many memories of growing up when Horley was a small market town , where cattle, pigs, and other creatures were bought and sold. When empty, it made a marvellous play ground. No doubt it would be out of bounds these days. I went to school in Albert and Lumley Road (s)? And went to secondary (...Read full memory)

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