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Local Social Network.
If you want to chat about local issues, sign-up on streetlife.com where you will Oxted, Surrey as a STREETLIFE district.
Changes to Limpsfield-dot-net content.
There is not much interest shown by local groups to advertise their events here.
Although submissions are still welcome, the site has become more concerned with history and genealogy. Items to come are
Memorial Stores has its own web-site http://limpsfieldstores.co.uk No further information will be published on limpsfield.net
Kindertransport. Good news.
Dr. Susan Cohen asked if anybody had any information about the Oxted and Limpsfield Refugee Committee, of which Lady Evelyn Maude was Homes Officer, which operated in 1938-1939 helping find homes for children
from Nazi Europe who had come to England on the Kindertransport. Read about it in this link. Through this web-site, Dr. Cohen is now
in touch with somebody in Germany.
Anne N of Whitstable, Kent found a tiny leather-bound album in a charity shop in Whitstable. Inside is a collection of names and a thank you message from the mothers and babies of the Infant Welfare Centre, Limpsfield, Christmas 1918. Can you help to identify the families? Pics and more here
Interested in some gentle cycling with like-minded ladies? Belinda is keen to find other ladies to cycle with during the week. Rides would start from Limpsfield and travel for 7 to 15 mile. E-mail here Web-master
Scam alerts and Phishing
are on the increase.
Missing persons, lost contacts ...
I receive requests from people who wish to contact old friends and relatives. I am always sceptical about this sort of thing so whereas I will do my best to provide
information, I will not compromise privacy; it might be somebody you don’t want to know. A relation of Charlie Jarrett is asking for his e-mail.
New page added on Amos, Jarrett and Limpsfield Chart under History & Genealogy. We have a new contribution from Len Fleckney. Read here. More pictures of the Jarrett family have been sent to me by somebody who unearthed pictures and information from the top of her mother’s loft. Can you provide information?. more
Limpsfield War Memorial page gives information researched by John Hamblin. Click here
First Wednesday every month 7.45pm Limpsfield & Oxted District Horticultural Society. Every month will have you entertained with an experienced and qualified speaker on an abundance on topics! There is a raffle, monthly competition i.e. cut flowers, tea & coffee break with a gardeners questions time! Membership £7 for the year - saving £5.. Venue: Red Cross Hall opposite Tandridge Leisure Centre. More info Mrs Jenny Deakin 01883 715496 firstname.lastname@example.org
Broadway. Limpsfield Chart
Coming soon. Report on Des Hickinbottom’s recent visit to Limpsfield where he was stationed in WWII. He gave some
interesting information about the ammunition dumps. He was billeted inmBroadway, Limpsfield.
Owing to the lack of information Limpsfield in Bloom will be removed from this web-site.
There are over 140,000 miles of footpaths in England and Wales. The RA has worked to see that these paths are recorded, open and usable. Occasionally a walker might
encounter an obstruction and the RA will sort it out if you send them precise information. Why not join? Go to www.ramblers.org.uk
TraidCraft. Every Tuesday (in term time)
from 10.30-12.30 and 2-4pm, there is a selection of Fairly Traded Goods on sale at the Oxted United Reformed Church. These include coffee, tea, biscuits, muesli and delicious organic chocolate. Go there and have a look. Buy or just have a cuppa.
See the page for Oxted Fairtrade
What do you know about Crabwood?
It is a Charitable Housing Association which offers SELF CONTAINED FLATS FOR INDEPENDENT ELDERLY PEOPLE TO RENT.
Oxted, Limpsfield and District Housing Association Limited, more popularly known as Crabwood, owes its existence to Mrs Georgette Parry. Read more->
Even more on their site!
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Have you ever visited Oxted Contry Market?
It is open every Thursday 10.00-11.30am.
The market is a co-operative market selling
home-made cakes and savouries, preserves, eggs, home-grown veg, plants and a variety of crafts. Orders taken. Tea/coffee served; take a seat and meet friends!
For further information contact:
Oxted & District History Society's Autumn 2012 Newsletter and its forthcoming Lecture Season. Read it here
Oxted & Limpsfield Music Society now has its own web-site here
Voluntary organisations across the country have received substantial budget cuts and at the same time an increased workload. Community Resources , the community sector's newest weekly circular is there to help. This frequent, high quality magazine brings free advertising to a national audience, saving you money. It also promotes free or low cost resources, again saving you money! Operated entirely by volunteers, this publication 'hits the press' on Mondays and the initial mailing list exceeds 10,000 organisations. To place your free advertisement or to join the mailing list, go to communityresources.org.uk Read the latest Community Resources Newsletter dated 26th March 2012 here
Interested in Scouting?
Hurst Green Scout Group invites enquiries. Contact from Nick Stafford-Drew 07814 798863 or 43, Hurst Green Road
or e-mail: email@example.com
Now dig this!
Limpsfield Oxted and Distict Horticultural Society now has its own web-site. Click on the link lodhsgardens.blogspot.com to view
Rosalind Fanning (née Thompson) and Carole Armitage (née England) were pupils at The Manor House School. They would be pleased to hear from contemporaries. The Web-master has been sent a collection of School Magazines, letters, Pupil Reports, Timetables and similar documents from the 1920s and 1930s which he will publish over the next few months. Why not make conctact through the Limpsfield FaceBook account?
If you want to know more about choral singing, take a look at Choral Society - WebMag for passionate choral singers
The Oxted One World Group now has its own web-site here.
See what the charity ACE Africa does about
Limpsfield & Decorative & Fine Arts Society meets at St Peter’s Hall, Limpsfield 2 .30pm and 8pm. More information from the Chairman below. Visitors, who pay a small fee , need to obtain advance permission from Chairman,Rosemary Buchan 01883 722294.
Are you interested in joining LDFAS? more
The World War One Furzedown Auxiliary Hospital was located in Grubb Street in the house still known as Furzedown. A reader has sent in a photograph and would like more information. Can you help? more
Read the account of a lady who spent some time working at Manor House School from 1938 to 1939, together with pictures. more
Ms. Gribble Housekeeper (third from left).
Click here to read a new contribution regarding the history of Manor House, formerly Stanhopes, sent by Cheryl Nicol, Melbourne, Australia. Can anybody answer her questions?
Limpsfield Home Guard. What do you know about it? More here soon.
Tandridge Handicraft Society
Talks and Demonstrations Monthly talks
Singers Wanted! BelleAccord
is a chorus for females of any age which meets in Lingfield.. They sing without instrumental accompaniment. They have fun during our rehearsals and performances.
Ronald George Renwick Frazer was an Australian Airman who married Sheila Mary Stevens-Stephens 19/10/1944. He was shot-down in 1945. Lyall Frazer would like to
contact Stevens-Stephens family relatives if there are any left in district.
Chris Tomlinson asks "I am trying to identify a Limpsfield building named Monkschester. I was cared for there in the early months of
1944 but I have been unable to locate the place. Can you be of any assistance to me. Thanks in anticipation. " Please e-mail the Web-master Much has been discovered since
first posting this request. Much information has been found but more is welcome, please.
Tandridge Photographic Society
This group specialises in all aspects of photography, including dark room and digital. The group also regularly take park in external competitions as well as internal ones and arranges photographic outings. The group is open to people aged 11 and over.
St. Peter’s Limpsfield Parish News. This is published quarterly and produced by a local team. You’ll find it a useful complement to this site. It is free so don’t be shy to ask for a copy. Contributions (money or articles) are always welcomed. Contact the editor Stephen Mills, 01883 713116 or Editor, 47 Bluehouse Lane, Limpsfield RH8 0AJ
What did Limpsfield look like in 1915?Click the pic to see the view then and now. There are more past and present pictures to come. Keep looking!
Read about the Limpsfield War Memorial. Have you seen the other at Limpsfield British Legion?
Even more pictures of Limpsfield, Oxted and district can be seen here.
Serious business. Here’s something which affects you directly. Click on each for more.
Housing affordability & homelessness.
Want to give something which won’t cost you a penny? SSAFA is a charity which helps serving and ex-Service men, women and their families. 1-in-4 in our community would welcome some help; very often just a chat over a cup of tea. If you can spare a few hours a week and would like to know more
‘phone ROSEMARY 01737 555369 and please mention Limpsfield-dot-Net
SSAFA received money as a result of the sales of the Gareth Malone inspirational performance with the War Wives. The winning music was written by Paul Mealor
who also composed Ubi Caritas for the 2011 Royal Wedding.
Do you need somewhere for weddings, events, concerts, conferences etc? Hire Oxted United Reformed Church. Click here to see the wonderful facilities.
More information from
Chris Bruce-Jones, 722171
Tandridge Voluntary Service Council (TVSC) is a collection of voluntary members who provide support of many kinds. They include firms, individuals, societies, clubs. On offer are car service, disability advice, care for the elderly. You can get cheap photocopying, laminating, security cards, word processing, OHP equipment hire etc.
01883 722593 firstname.lastname@example.org
is a very pleasant place. They have renovated the river banks where there is an attractive waterside park. The museum is very interesting and covers areas and items which would be of interest to Limpsfield residents. Edenbridge has a twin town in France name Mont St. Aignan. The towns have reciprocal visits.
Visit the Edenbridge & District Twinning Association web-site www.edta.org.uk
Local planning issues can be read on the Oxted & Limpsfield Residents’ Group here
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Are you a walker?
There is a Tandridge Border Path comprising 50 miles around the boundary of Tandridge. A booklet sponsored by Tandridge DC is available from the library. It details six paths around Tatsfield, Staffhurst Wood, Dormans, Burstow, South Nutfield, Whyteleafe. It is hoped that permission can be obtained to include details on this web-site.
You might also be interested in the North Downs Ridge Circular Walks. There are six of them. Details from 01737 780176 which is a Reigate & Banstead Borough Council Help Shop.