Archive for November, 2009

On 14th November 2009 the King & Queen public house in the High Street, Caterham held a Remembrance Day event to raise funds for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

The, then Landlady, Sophie Mannering and her partner Craig Anderson himself an ex Grenadier guardsman, decorated both inside and outside the Pub. Outside, sandbags and barbed wire surrounded the Park Road/High Street entrance with poppies and flags letting the locals know of the event. An American Jeep and a 40s car stood on the forecourt with petrol cans and ammunition cans to complete the effect. Just in case anyone had missed the fact that something was going on that day, two searchlights could be seen across the skies from Coulsdon, Godstone and Chaldon once darkness fell. [Read more…]

Uniformed groups of all ages took part in the Annual Remembrance Day Parade that took place on Sunday 8th November 2009. Ex-Servicemen and Women led the way, following the Marching Band leaving Caterham Ex Serviceman’s Club in Townend, traveling up the High Street, along Church Road to the service at St Mary’s Church, Caterham.

Following the service and laying of the wreaths they marched back to Caterham Ex Serviceman’s Club for refreshments.

The Annual Firework Display took place on 7th November 2009 in the field adjacent to Caterham Dene Hospital in Church Road. The event is organised by Caterham Round Table and starts with a torchlight parade leaving Westway Common with many family and friends walking up the High Street, which has been closed for the occasion to the Dene field.

Once there a local juggler entertained the crowds before lighting the fire decorated with many guys made by local children. The clear evening made for a brilliant firework display keeping families safe at an organised display while raising money for local charities.