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Caption for Woodmansterne, Rectory Lane C1960: Only a modern lamp-post detracts from the rural tranquility of Rectory Lane on its way to the old village. The disappearance of the distinctive fence on the left makes the exact location hard to determine but it is likely that the photograph was taken just south of The Old School House on the left and Eastlands Farm House on the right.

Memories of Woodmansterne

As a child I lived in neighbouring Coulsdon, and Woodmansterne was a favourite cycle ride. Armed with jam sandwiches and bottle of pop, my sister and I would ride down Hatch Lane (even though you weren't supposed to), feeding the horses in the adjoining field. Then go on to Woodmansterne's park where there were playground (...Read full memory)

My great grandparents lived in Carlshalton Road, Woodmansterne and bought up their family, including my Nanna, Dorothy, there. Their surname was Kent and they lived in the middle cottage of a terrace of 3.   My Aunt Mary (who is now in her eighties) has very fond memories of visiting them there before and during the (...Read full memory)

I used to drink in The Woodman on occasion as I lived on the Clock House Farm Estate between 1957 and 1962 when I was married just across the road in St Peters.Question,what happened to the board with the pilots names on it that was behind a pane of glass in the public bar?.A lot of them never came back back from (...Read full memory)

I was born in woodmansterne in1980. My parents lived in hempshaw avenue and my grandparents ran the woodman pub. I have fond memories of the village, the pub and the stories my dad tells me of when he was a boy growing up in woodmansterne.

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