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Founded 1937

RIDDLESDOWN THEN

Historic pictures of Riddlesdown and surrounding areas.


A 1927 PICTURE OF AINSLEY BERRY SHAW, RAGGED GROVE AND MITCHLEY WOOD LOOKING NORTH


 

A PICTURE OF THE AREA TAKEN AROUND 1930

In the foreground is the junction of Lower Barn Rd, to Mitchley Ave, with the Laing's site offices at left of bottom-centre. The 4 way junction (slightly centre right) of Brancaster Lane, Riddlesdown Ave, Coombe Wood Hill and Lower Barn Rd. Also shown are Buttermere Gdns, (bottom left) Dalegarth Gdns and Ingleboro Drive. At the lower-right corner, is the Purley Downs Golf Course.


 


CELEBRATING THE CORONATION ON THE GREEN IN 1953


 

THE DOWNS OVERLOOKING PURLEY, EARLY 1900's

Picture courtesy of Corporation of London Keeper, Riddlesdown Common



KENLEY FROM RIDDLESDOWN, EARLY 1900's

Picture courtesy of Corporation of London Keeper, Riddlesdown Common


AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH, 1927, SHOWING MITCHLEY WOOD ESTATE AREA AND RIDDLESDOWN

Picture courtesy of Corporation of London Keeper, Riddlesdown Common




THE QUARRY AT  KENLEY, 1931

Picture courtesy of Corporation of London Keeper, Riddlesdown Common




The following three pictures were sent in by Leslie Oppitz, who lived in Riddlesdown from 1938 to 1956


A STEAM TRAIN AT RIDDLESDOWN STATION - 1967

(Photograph by John Bradshaw)



RIDDLESDOWN LOOKING OVER WHYTELEAFE



MITCHLEY HILL, 1938


 

THE SHOPS IN LOWER BARN ROAD - the cover illustration from a 1936 Laings Catalogue of their 'Purley Estate'


 



Above are some pages from the minutes of a wartime Committee meeting....


 

1956 RRA DANCE AT ST.EDMUND'S CHURCH HALL

This picture has been kindly donated by Norman Shepherd, a one-time stalwart of the RRA Committee. The event was, Norman says, the first social event to take place in the hall. The only person he can identify is the first vicar of the church, Revd. R.A.Third, who is the one with the dog-collar. Can anyone identify anyone else, or even themselves?



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