Events Tagged ‘Caterham’

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Caterham & District Carnival Committee held their annual darts competition on Saturday 28th January at Caterham Ex Serviceman’s Club, in Townend, Caterham.

The first fundraising event of the year organised by John O’Neill, attracted 12 teams, with many families taking part.

Humphrey United triumphed over the Old Gits (last years winners) in the final of this knockout competition. Humphrey United’s team were Hedley Humphrey, Dave Humphrey, William Humphrey, Mick Holman, Lee Jones and Joe Shanahan.

The winner of the plate competition was Pugwash.

Trophies and plates were donated by local business JJ Browne & Son (Jewellers) Ltd and presented by Martin Vaux , Chairman of the Carnival Committee.

This years Beneficiaries from Caterham Carnival will be 12th Caterham Scouts, Caterham District Girl Guides, Ridge Radio and Caterham & Whyteleafe Tennis Club.

On Sunday 13th November 2011 The Annual Caterham Remembrance Day Parade took place. Meeting at Caterham Ex Servicemen’s Club in Townend, Caterham on the Hill, members of Caterham Branch of the Royal British Legion laid wreaths at the Memorial outside the club.

Ex servicemen and women followed the Surrey Pipe Band as the parade then marched up the High Street and along Church Road, where more wreaths were laid at the War Memorial in the grounds of St Lawrence’s Church before the Memorial Service in St Mary’s Church, Caterham.

The morning was bright and sunny Local Councillor Jeremy Webster took the salute from the Parade on their return to the Memorial at Caterham Ex Serviceman’s Club. The ladies section of Caterham Branch of the Royal British Legion had prepared welcoming refreshments for those taking part in the Parade.

On Sunday 28th June 2011 the League of Friends of Caterham Dene Hospital held there last Summer Fete, in the field adjacent to the hospital in Church Road, Caterham.

After many, many years, the League of Friends have decided they can no longer continue without younger helpers. As the small fundraising committee find it too much. So will now have to think of other ways in which to raise funds for the hospital.

The sun shone and families came to enjoy the sunshine, entertainment and the many stalls. FRB – Firestone Rock Band a group of disabled musicians from Redhill provided the music. A line-dancing club from Old Coulsdon preformed in the arena. The dog show had many entrants with owners and pets trying to find a little shade on this glorious afternoon.

Local author Gwyneth Fookes attracted many visitors to the Bourne Society stall, signing her new book The ‘Big Houses’ of Victorian Caterham. Other stalls attending were Cats Protection, Caterham Harestone Rotary, Caterham, Godstone and Oxted Lions Club as well as many stalls run by the League of Friends.