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The Old Wooden Buildings of Carshalton

The Old Wooden Buildings of Carshalton

May 7, 2021

  Take a step back in time… here’s a look at some wooden weatherboard buildings, which were once a common design feature that dotted Carshalton High Street, as this old image below shows.         To the right of the main pic was once a small maze of worker cottages, such as these … Read More

Location of Old Boundary Wall Around Carshalton Park

Location of Old Boundary Wall Around Carshalton Park

March 16, 2021

I thought it would be interesting to plot the rough location of the old park wall, to scale, and to see that Carshalton park about 120 years ago was 4 – 5 times larger than it is now. You can of course still see some of the original old boundary wall around the area, some … Read More

The Grotto In Carshalton Park Was Once Completely Covered in Flint

The Grotto In Carshalton Park Was Once Completely Covered in Flint

March 16, 2021

  One of my regular wanders takes in The Grotto at Carshalton Park. Did you know Carshalton’s grotto is even older than other better known ones, such as Stourhead, Goldney and Painshill.   🗝 The Grotto was originally constructed around 1724, and designed by the land owner Thomas Scawen. He lived in Stone Court, a … Read More

Jeremiah Coleman born at Carshalton Park House

Jeremiah Coleman born at Carshalton Park House

March 16, 2021

  This little waterfall has been played on by numerous children over the years, even back in the 1860s when it was still part of Carshalton Park.   Who likes a bit of mustard on their roast dinner? You’ve got the little boy on the left of the old waterfall photo to thank for that. … Read More

The Forgotten Ghosts of Carshalton

The Forgotten Ghosts of Carshalton

October 30, 2020

  Carshalton is now a bustling, busy and large village on the outskirts of London, and with a constant stream of traffic, but it’s not always been that way. When night comes, peace and quiet descends and the ghosts of the past come out and visit. Late at night when darkness has fallen, are you … Read More

Brilliant Boleyn – The Artist and the Architects

Brilliant Boleyn – The Artist and the Architects

October 22, 2020

Quick Links: The Artist / The Legend For those of you relatively new to Carshalton, you would never have seen the wooden Sculpture of Tudor Queen, Anne Boleyn at Church Hill.  The empty plinth is where she once stood, and for nearly 50 years this prestigious sculpture has overlooked the site of Anne Boleyn’s Well. … Read More

Brilliant Boleyn – The Carshalton Legend of Anne Boleyn

Brilliant Boleyn – The Carshalton Legend of Anne Boleyn

October 21, 2020

Quick Links: The Artist / The Legend  Historians believe that the Anne Boleyn’s Well was never named after the Tudor Queen, but is purely a mis-spelling of an earlier name. However, they are agreed that there’s a possibility she did visit. Every aspect of Anne Boleyn’s life is controversial. Her birth date, her personality, her … Read More

The World-Famous Rock Stars who Surprisingly Performed in Carshalton Park

The World-Famous Rock Stars who Surprisingly Performed in Carshalton Park

September 17, 2020

  We thought we’d look back at some of the amazing musical events that have taken place locally over the years. Looking back, which of these big names do you recognise…   Goth-rockers The Cure (Friday I’m In Love, Just Like Heaven etc.) played at a Carshalton Park Open Air Concert in 1979, soon after … Read More

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