Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Advertiser feature on the Speech Day in 1969

John Carr, John Hall ( not Hill ) Peter Jeffrey, David Jolly and ? Clark

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Pirate Radio prosecution at Purley 1968

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

190 Bus part 2

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Monday, 9 October 2017

The 190 Bus - " bud bud ding ding "

Original buses were the RT version that could barely get up the hill.

You could catch the 409 or 411 from Croydon as well. The 409 was a bit quicker than the other two because it took the Stoat's Nest route instead of all that mucking about up Chaldon Way and Meadway. It did drop you off round the corner rather than on Placehouse Lane itself, though, which could often make that crucial few minutes' difference between arriving at school on time and being yelled at by Akers.

Kirstan Capel recalls "One of my funniest memories was someone ringing the bell on the bus while the conductor was still sitting having a cigarette - the bus drove off with him running behind, someone rang the bell to stop and rang it again to start and we managed to get down as far as the Brighton Road before the driver realised....very funny"

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

UPDATED Biology teacher - Peter Openshaw, Purley Teacher wins award, Age 29.

UPDATED BIO - Peter Openshaw was a keen environmentalist and taught Biology. 

He lived in the Edenbridge area. Strongly opposed to the then Channel Tunnel rail link through Surrey/Sussex. Actively promoted the use of video in teaching. Drove a tiny A40 which was far too small for a man of 6.5".

Sadly, he died of a heart attack aged 56 in Dec 1999. 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Fas et Patria

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