Peter Stokes - Evacuee from WW2
My Dad, Peter Stokes was evacuated to Brockham during WW2
with his School from South London when he was 11 years old
and has very fond memories of his time there. I am organising a
visit to Brockham towards the end of this month (October 2013) to
coincide with his birthday. I am wondering if there are any elders
associated with Brockham at that time that would be willing to meet
for lunch to talk about the war years in Brockham.
Please let me know if anyone would be available to meet up -
Jane Stokes - email@example.com
My mother is an intelligent, very sociable lady in her 90's who
lives in Brockham. Are you perhaps in a similar situation and would
like company and perhaps a short walk, cuppa and a chat to fill in
those long afternoons?! If you are interested, please call 07899
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People seem to believe that parking with two wheels on the
pavement makes their car less of an obstruction. However parking
with two wheels on the pavement causes problems for pedestrians
particularly the blind those who are in wheel chairs or parents who
are pushing baby buggies or walking with a child in hand I have
lost count of the times I have seen pedestrians etc. take a detour
in to the road as the pathway is blocked by a car that has been
parked inconsiderately. It could be argued that in fact if a car is
parked fully on the road it helps to slow car drivers down a little
which can only be a good thing. I have no idea if there is any
legal precedent that covers this and I am sure that the police have
enough to do but I feel some sort of effort needs to be made to
sort this situation.
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Did anyone know the Hodgsons?
Looking for people who knew my Grandparents.Percy Hodgson owned
a Butchers shop at the top of Brockham Lane on corner of main
road.House called South Down,now a restuarant.Edith was
Grandmother,my Mum was Muriel,also Uncle Ralph.
Mum was married in Brockham church 1940's???Grandad frequented
the Barley Mow. I Believe he had his butchers shop built approx
1927,so they were in the area for many years till 50's.Grandad
first had Butchers shop in Betchworth on the old Reigate road,but
moved to new one because new Reigate rd was being built. Mum
attended Brockham school,but was always up Box Hill. Mum knew
the Chittys butchers.
Photos are Hodgsons and Bretts and Rixons in garden of butchers
shop.They were very sociable family.
Would love to hear from anyone who knew of them....Thank
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Help Available from Poland Trust
Are you in need, hardship or distress?
You may have heard of the Sidney Michael Poland Trust and you
may know that it owns and manages ten units for elderly people at
Poland House in Kiln Lane. But did you know that the Trust also
manages a fund specifically for residents of Brockham who are in
need, hardship or distress? We do not have unlimited funds, but in
these difficult economic times, we may be able to help people who
are struggling to cope. For example, we might be able to replace a
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