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These pictures have been donated by current and former residents of Charlton showing people and events from times past
Cherry trees on land off Top Street, opposite Jars Cottage and Honeysuckle Cottage. The Cherry Orchard housing development now stands on the site.
To the left of Jars Cottage, on what used to called "Cafe Corner", there used to be a cafe. Two semi-detached houses now stand on the site.
Bridge over Merry Brook at Canada Bank, early 20th century
Sheep was pool on the village green, using water diverted from Merry Brook
Daffodil picking amidst plum blossom
Merry Brook in flood. Much work has been carried out in recent years in conjunction with the Environment Agency to reduce the risk of serious flooding affecting the village in the future.
Merry Brook in flood in earlier times
Charlton village football team 1909
Charlton church choir c.1910
Charlton village football team 1912/13 season
Charlton village football team 1921/22
Charlton village football team on ballast hole ground with Charlton signalbox in
Outside the Gardeners Arms,
early 20th century
Bonfire in The Bight to celebrate the coronation of
King George V in 1911
The Habbits family market gardeners
Copy of certificate presented to Harry Fryer in recognition of his services as secretary of Charlton Working Men's Club in 1920s
Washing onions in the remains of the old sheep dip on The Green c.1930s
May Day celebrations during the 1930's with Charlton church and
Mr Cook's house in the background
Inside the Gardeners Arms c.1930's
Pea picking in the fields around Charlton c.1930's
Party in the village to celebrate the coronation of King George VI and
Queen Elizabeth in 1937
Women's Land Army girls, 1941 - 1942
Walter Douglas Faulkner, son of last resident
of Charlton. Later Lt Col Faulkner MC, Irish Guards,
killed during the invasion of Norway in 1940.
Sold Charlton estate in
"Salute the Soldier" exhibits in the window of the Old Bakery in 1944
Donald and Arthur Crowley
and Graham Ballard
delivering the bread
Workers in the packing house at Whitehouse Farm, c.1950s, possibly sorting and packing damsons or Brussels sprouts.
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Charlton children at Cropthorne School in 1950s
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Whitehouse farm workers c.1950's
Party in the village to celebrate the coronation
of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953
Another party for children of the village in
Charlton Summer Fayre in the grounds of
the Manor House in 1960's
Another view of Charlton Summer Fayre in 1960s
Aerial view of the village green around 1964. Note lack of trees and also absence of the housing developments along Canada Bank and also "The Dovecote" later built on the site of the old manor
Rosemary Swift and Geoff Righton plant the first
tree on the newly cleared village green in 1966
Children on the footbridge over Merry Brook.
This is still a popular location for local children for the game of "Pooh Sticks"
Another view of the footbridge over Merry Brook with cattle grazing on the village green in the background
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