Friday, 31 March 2017

Tudor Rose Pub early 1930's

You can just see PGS on the right hand edge. No cars ! 

Friday, 24 March 2017

Thursday, 23 March 2017

409 Bus

An illustration from outside the Godstone Bus Garage in 1966 -  Many Purley boys and girls used this service.

The Old Surrey Hounds Pub is now long demolished. This was a Friary Meux house with two bars but which sold Ind Coope bitter direct from casks behind the bar. Around 1990 it became free trade and was renamed the Old Surrey, but demolished in 1995. The site is now housing.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Martin Jones has been scanning again - Four items from A level Economics in 1967/8

"Four items from A level Economics in 1967/8. I think this was written by David Coy in his own fair hand, and if it was (and I can probably find out later), this ran quite contrary to the custom of several teachers at Purley to dictate notes at great speed from a textbook. One geography teacher and later Deputy Head was a particular culprit ! "

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Martin Jones has been scanning again.

Martin Jones has been scanning again. 

"A  team sheet for the fledgling Bradmore Green football team which began life in 1964/5 and comprised mainly boys in the 4th year at Purley at the time. Football of course was then strictly off limits at Purley and we always had to be careful about advertising our games. Our opponents - Grange (as in Grange Park) - had some boys from further up the school and we would have done well to beat them 2-1 at Rickman Hill in March 1965. Football at Purley began to be accepted after Birchall retired, and in 1967/8, a team of Senior Prefects and Staff played the Prefects at the pitch by The Fox and lost 2-5. It was to be several years after that before a teacher (Mr Jarman) could appear with the school football team in a photo! Bradmore Green (later Holmesdale United) and Grange Park both later participated in local Sunday leagues for a number of years. "

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Monday, 6 March 2017

Old Coulsdon Adverts from 1971 - last ones.

Thanks for Graham Tong for sending these in.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Fas et Patria

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