Purley, Greater London

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Purley, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Purley

Historic Maps of Purley and the local area.

Not sure why, but this popped into my head this morning. We lived in Purley from 1962 to 1964, having arrived from Canada. After 1964 we moved to Bournemouth (now in Dorset, then In Hants). What suddenly popped into my head this morning was that I was trying to remember the name of the school that I attended. I think that it was located at the top of the High Street where it ...see more

Added 03 April 2020
The Crittendons was my families place. My great uncle was Bobby Crittendon. My mum used to sit under the bar after school & eat her supper there. She still lives in Purley. As do we, her 3 children.